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French (BA)

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Affiliation: School of Arts & Letters


To graduate with Departmental Honors in French, the student must meet the following criteria:

  1. Overall GPA of 3.50 or better.
  2. Major GPA of 3.50 or better.
  3. Either:
    a. Study abroad (at least one summer) with a GPA of 3.50 or above in those courses,
    OR b. Take one additional upper-level French course (in addition to those required for the French major),
    OR c. Demonstrate excellence in undergraduate research outside of class work,
    OR d. Demonstrate significant activity/leadership in the French program (i.e., Pi Delta Phi, French wing, French play).
  4. Demonstrate excellence in the French capstone project.

Students who meet the above criteria may apply for French Honors by submitting a brief letter, along with documentation demonstrating that the criteria (above) have been met, to the French Program Coordinator.


Liberal Studies Program Requirements: 31-58 Credits

Missouri Statute Requirement: 1-3 Credits

Bachelor of Arts Requirement: 0-6 Credits

  • Intermediate proficiency in ONE foreign language


The French major consists of two (2) parts: Required Support and Major Requirements.  Each student must complete both parts.


No grade of “D” in major courses is accepted toward the French major.

French majors who take one (or more) French for the Professions courses may take the corresponding Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Paris certification exam. If successful, they will receive the CCIP certificate for that content area.

Electives to Total: 120 Credits

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