French BA

Program Requirements

1. The French and Italian Department requires a minimum of 15 major hours to be taken in residence at BYU for this degree program. These hours may also go toward BYU’s 30-hour residency requirement for graduation. This major requires 45.5-66.5* hours.

2. Complete a minor (approximately 16–21 hours) or 15 hours of course work in an area approved by the major advisor. Courses must be approved before the senior year.

3. Complete the following prerequisites (or equivalent):

FREN 101: First-Year French, Part 1. (4:5:2)

FREN 102: First-Year French, Part 1. (4:5:2)

FREN 201: Intermediate French, Part 1. (4:5:2)

FREN 202: Intermediate French, Part 2. (3:3:1)

4. Complete the following core courses:

FREN 321: Advanced French, Part 1. (3:3:1)

FREN 322: Advanced French, Part 2. (3:3:1)

FREN 340: Introduction to Literary Analysis. (3:3:0)

5. Complete two courses from the following:

FREN 361: French Civilization from the Beginning to 1715. (3:3:0)

FREN 362: French Civilization from 1715 to the Present. (3:3:0)

FREN 363: Contemporary French Civilization. (3:3:0)

6. Complete five courses from the following:

FREN 431: Introduction to French Linguistics. (3:3:0)

FREN 432: History of French. (3:3:0)

FREN 433: Studies in French Linguistics. (3:3:0)

FREN 452R: Studies in Period, Movement, and Theme. (3:3:0)

FREN453R: Studies in Genre. (3:3:0)

FREN 454R: Studies in Author. (3:3:0)

FREN 455R: Studies in Literary Theory. (3:3:0)

FREN 456R: Francophone Studies. (3:3:0)

FREN 457R: Studies in French Culture. (3:3:0) 


French majors can select Fren 445, 490R, or Bus M 596R as one of the five required 400-level courses to count toward the major.

7. Complete the following:

FREN 495: Senior Portfolio Seminar. (5:1:0)


Students who need to strengthen oral skills should enroll in Fren 211R, 311R, and 411R.

*Hours include courses that may fulfill university core requirements.