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French Major

Effective with the class of 2026

Check Sheet

Ten French courses and a semester abroad are required for the major.

Required Courses

  • French 202 Intermediate French or French 300-level elective
  • French 305 Methods on French and Francophone Studies
    French 305 is taught in the Spring semester and is the French methods course
  • French 400 Seminar (must be taken in Spring of Senior Year)

French 300-level Electives

  • Seven electives chosen from the other French departmental offerings at the 300-level or above.
  • May include up to two courses taught in English with an emphasis on France or the broader French -speaking world, subject to department approval

Semester Abroad

  • All French majors are required to spend at least one semester at an approved French speaking program abroad.
  • Up to three courses taken aboard may be counted toward the major requirements, subject to the approval of the French department chairperson.


  • All majors must take at least one course within the French department during their senior year.