Jun 13, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

French and Francophone Studies Minor

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French is a truly global language, the official or second language of over forty countries worldwide and an important tool in business and diplomacy. Our faculty offer a large variety of courses in literature and culture across different media, genres, centuries, and geographical regions. Our faculty is attentive and our students form a close community.

The placement record for our graduates is impressive, including students who go on to obtain advanced academic degrees and professional degrees such as law and business. Others apply their French to teaching, politics, academic administration, and federal government jobs.

Total Minor Credit Hours: 15

Minor Elective Hours: 15

  • Select 15 hours of FRE or FRW courses above FRE 2200 (French III). 
  • One course (3 credits) may be an FRT course given in English.

GPA Requirement

A GPA of 2.0 or better in the minor is required for certification.

Grading Requirement

Unless stated otherwise, a grade of “C-” is the minimum acceptable grade.

Residency Requirements

CAS Minor Academic Residency Requirement: 50% of minor must be completed at USF.

Other Requirements

The French minor strongly encourages study abroad and provides advice on the same. USF World USF World offers several programs in France and Francophone countries.

Advising Information - College of Arts and Sciences

Undergraduate Advising Information

The College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) Advising Team provides students with support to create timely graduation plans that will integrate both their academic and professional goals.  Each of our undergraduate programs has dedicated professional advisors with specialized knowledge and understanding of the major requirements, course offerings, undergraduate research, and career opportunities in their field.  Additionally, we have dedicated pre-health and prelaw advisors to help students prepare for admission to professional graduate programs.


CAS Academic Advisor Contact information can be found here: CAS Advisors

To schedule an advising appointment: Advising Appointments

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