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French, B.A.

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A Major in French requires 31 credit hours, after elementary courses are completed.

Admission Requirements

Freshmen and Transfers

  • Minimum GPA:  2.0
  • Other:  All incoming students except learners of French may take a UNC Charlotte Placement Exam in the language they wish to study if they have had previous experience with that language.  Foreign language majors and minors may also take a placement exam to help them determine at what level they should begin studying their chosen language.  Students should consult the department’s webpages for more specific guidelines regarding placement.
  • Transferable Credit Hours:  24

Degree Requirements

General Education Courses (37-41 credit hours)

For details on required courses, refer to the General Education Program .  


FREN 2201 , FREN 2202 , FREN 3201 , and FREN 3202  are mandatory for non-native speakers of French; however, FREN 2201  and FREN 2202  may be waived for those who have placed out of them.  Native speakers are exempted from FREN 2201  and FREN 2202 .  All majors must take FREN 3209 .

Writing Intensive Course (3 hours)

Select one of the following or an equivalent course approved by the department:

Senior Seminar (1 credit hour)

Degree Total = 120 Credit Hours

Grade Requirements

GPA of 2.0 is required.  Introductory language courses may not be taken on a Pass/No Credit Basis if they are being used to fulfill a college or departmental foreign language requirement.  Students with a Foreign Language major or minor may not take required courses in the department on a Pass/No Credit Basis.

Honors Program

For details about the Honors Program in Languages and Culture Studies, visit the program page .

Teacher Licensure

The Department of Languages and Culture Studies, in collaboration with the Department of Middle, Secondary, and K-12 Education, offers a program to prepare students for K-12 teacher licensure in North Carolina.  Students seeking licensure to teach a foreign language must fulfill the General Education requirements, the foreign language major, two foreign language teaching methods courses, and satisfy all other requirements specified by the College of Education.  Students planning to specialize in foreign language education should apply through the Coordinator for Foreign Language Education during the first semester of the Sophomore year to obtain appropriate advising.  Licensure applications are the responsibility of the student and the Office of Teacher Education Advising and Licensure (TEAL) in the College of Education.

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