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Undergraduate Programs

The department offers undergraduate programs in the following areas:


B.A. with a major in French, German, or Japanese


Students may pursue minors in Arabic, Asian Studies, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, or Russian Studies.

A minor in Arabic, Chinese, Italian, or Latin consists of a minimum of 18 semester hours in the selected language, including 6 advanced hours. A minor in French consists of a minimum of 21 semester hours in French, including 9 advanced hours, 3 of which must be at the 4000 level. A minor in German consists of a minimum of 21 semester hours in the selected language, including 9 advanced hours. A minor in Japanese consists of a minimum of 21 semester hours in Japanese, including JAPN 3020 and JAPN 3030.

A minor in Russian Studies requires a total of 21 hours, including 9 advanced hours of either Russian language, history, or culture.

Demonstration of proficiency may be substituted for credit in courses equivalent to LANG 1010-2050. A minimum grade of C is required for a course to count toward the minor.

Teacher Certification

FREN/GERM 4150 Foreign Language Instruction and Assessment is required for students admitted by the College of Education to the Teacher Certification program for French or German. This course is recommended for any students considering teaching as a career option even if they are not currently in the Teacher Certification program. For additional details, download this overview of teacher certification.

Professional French Certificate

This undergraduate academic certificate requires 12 hours of advanced French, including:

Two courses in professional French chosen from:

  • FREN 3090 - Professional French
  • FREN 3095 - French for Science and Technology
  • FREN 4080 - Business French
  • FREN 4085 - French Media and Currrent Events
  • FREN 4090 - French for Tourism
  • FREN 4400 - French Linguistics and Translation
  • FREN 4430 - French Social Media

Two other French courses at the 3000 or 4000 level

Notify the academic advisor of your major once you have completed the coursework, so they can list the certificate on your transcript.

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