Completion of introductory course sequence: FR 101 and FR 102 (or equivalent).

Placement Guidelines

Students with no prior knowledge of French should begin their course of study with FR 101 and FR 102. All others should consult the French Placement Guidelines to determine their initial placement level.

Degree and Track Requirements

The French minor requires the successful completion of 18 semester hours with a minimum of 6 hours of 300- and 400-level courses completed on this campus. A 2.0 grade point average in the minor is required for completion of the degree. The minor GPA is calculated based on all courses applicable to the minor that the student has attempted at UA.

Suggested Course Sequence for the Minor

Courses Hours
FR 201 or FR 211 3
FR 202 or FR 212 3
FR 321 or FR 323 3
FR 325 or FR 421 or FR 441 3
FR electives 200 level and above (e.g. FR 322, FR 324, etc: consult French Undergraduate Advisor) 6
Total 18

If students test out of any of the courses required for the minor, this does not reduce the total number of credit hours required for the minor. Students are responsible for ensuring that they have met all University, college, major, and minor requirements.

Declare a Minor in French

You are expected to formally declare a minor before or during the third year of full-time enrollment. To declare a minor in French, complete the change of Minor Application online under the Student tab of myBama.

French Undergraduate Advisor: Dr. Jean-Luc Robin