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The Minor in French program helps prepare students for graduate or professional schools and for a variety of career opportunities. Courses are designed to build strong language skills and to expand cultural awareness.

In addition to class work, students acquire language skills through individualized learning and research projects with professors, field experiences, campus programs, internships and study abroad opportunities. Twenty-four semester hours of credit at 200 level or higher are required for a minor in French. FRE 250 may not be counted toward the minor.

Topics of Study

  • civilization and culture
  • commercial French
  • composition
  • conversation
  • French cinema
  • intermediate language
  • literature

Career Opportunities

French minors can proceed to graduate and professional schools with language skills that will help make them a sought-after commodity.

Possible career paths for students with a French minor include:
  • translation/interpretation
  • government
  • diplomacy
  • journalism
  • international business
  • social work

On-Campus Associations

  • French Round Table
  • French Club
  • International Student Organization
  • Caribbean Student Organization