French is spoken by more than 200 million people worldwide, and is the second most widely learned foreign language after English. An ability to speak French and English is a distinct advantage in the international job market.
The minor programs give students majoring in other disciplines the language background they need to broaden and enhance career opportunities. A foundation in a foreign language will increase understanding of the scholarly, scientific, and technical information of our foreign allies. View minor requirements in the Undergraduate Catalog.
Native and heritage speakers of French may earn up to 6 units for FREN 301 and/or FREN 302 by taking the department's Challenge Exam.
Practice speaking with your peers and gain a more in-depth knowledge of countries and cultures by joining a foreign language honor society.