French - B.A. Degree

Department of World Languages and Cultures
Office:E332 Thompson Hall 

(716) 673-3380

Dr. David Rankin, Chairperson (interim)

Dr. Juan De UrdaCoordinator



Major Requirements

Core Courses:

FREN 215Intermediate French I


FREN 216Intermediate French II


FREN 317French Conversation


FREN 318French Composition


FREN 423Senior Seminar


FREN Electives at the 300-400 Level


  • Students majoring in French should pass FREN 317 and FREN 318 with a minimum of B- in each.
  • A maximum of 6 credit hours of LANG courses can be applied towards the major as long as the student does the course work in the target language.
  • All students are required to complete a separate minor whether it is in another language, in another discipline, or in an interdisciplinary program.  Students select a minor in consultation with and approval of the department.  Double majors and Adolescence Education majors in language are exempt from the minor requirement.
  • Childhood and Early Childhood Education majors may earn a concentration in French. Students should consult the Childhood or Early Childhood Education course requirements for these programs.
  • A maximum of 21 credit hours of transfer and/or study abroad courses can be applied to the core language requirement.
  • 15 credits of core language requirements must be completed in residence.  This includes 9 credits at the 300 level or above, FREN 423 and at least one other 400 level course.



Total Credit Hours: 42