French Minor

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A minor in French is a valuable complement to any undergraduate major. As students develop their language proficiency, they expand their creativity, adaptability, and global perspectives. Students can diversify their post-graduation opportunities by strengthening communication, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. Courses for the minor give students the opportunity to become familiar with various aspects of the French-speaking world, including literature, cultures, film, theater, and linguistics.

The minor in French requires 18 hours in French courses with a minimum of 6 hours of 300- and 400-level courses completed on the UA campus.

Study abroad is strongly encouraged for students studying French.


Find detailed degree requirements in the UA Undergraduate Catalog.

Declare a Minor in French

Students are expected to formally declare minor before or during the third year of full-time enrollment. Students can declare a minor by completing the Change of Major/Minor Application online under the Student tab of myBama.

For help planning a major in French, visit the French Advising page.