Undergraduate program

Eight students sitting around a table
Taking classes in Paris during the 2013 Field School Program: C'est la vie!

The Department of French offers Honours, Major and General and Minor programs leading to the degree of Bachelor of Arts. We also offer a Combined Major in English and French (Canadian Literature) as well as an Undergraduate Certificate in French Language and Cultural Proficiency.

Students interested in pursuing a program in French should consult with a departmental adviser as early as possible.

Program requirements

  • Language requirement: minimum C+ in FRAN 275
  • Literature requirement: FRAN 280 (FRAN 290 recommended)
  • FRAN 375, 390, 499
  • One of FRAN 380, 385, 400-409 (at least 1.5 units must be at 400 level)
  • One of FRAN 410 to 419
  • One of FRAN 420 to 429
  • One of FRAN 430 to 449
  • One of FRAN 450 to 459
  • 7.5 additional units of FRAN 325 and above
  • Experience requirement: FRAN 250 or Co-op in a francophone environment or 1.5 units from a francophone university
  • 3.0 units of a language other than English and French

Pourquoi faire un diplôme "Honours"?

Program requirements and application for admission to Honours program

Unlike for our Honours program, no additional units in an language other than French is required.

Pourquoi faire un diplôme en études françaises?

More information on the Combined Major in English and French

  • Language requirement: minimum C+ in FRAN 275
  • Literature requirement: FRAN 280
  • FRAN 375
  • 7.5 additional units (5 courses) at the 300 and/or 400 level, of which only one course in English is allowed (ie. one of FRAN 325, 335, or 340)

Unlike for our Honours program, no additional units in an language other than French is required.

Pourquoi faire une mineure en études françaises?

Certificate in Language and Cultural Proficiency: French

10.5 units total (of which 3.0 may be transfer credits from another institution) consisting of:

  • FRAN 265
  • 6.0 units of language courses (level depending on your background)
  • 3.0 units of FRAN courses related to cultural & intercultural proficiency (these may include additional language units)

More information on our Certificate program