To major in French you must complete a minimum of:
44 hours if you complete the residency requirement through study abroad or
46 hours if you complete the residency requirement by living in the French House.
All students must start by taking the Placement Test. Students may place at the 1101, 1103, 2000 level or higher. Those placing at the 2000 level or higher are exempt from taking lower level courses. Up to 12 credits towards the Major may be waived for students entering at the upper intermediate level or higher.
One semester spent studying abroad with a minimum of a 12-week residency requirement (at least 60% of the credits must be taken in French), or equivalent language immersion experience living and working in a French speaking country (at the discretion of the department and with prior approval), or one year in residence in the French language house on campus (1 credit/semester).
Departmental Writing Requirement
DEPARTMENTAL WRITING REQUIREMENT: Students who major in French are required to take: