French Minor

French Minor

USCB’s French Minor enables students to communicate in French and gain a comprehensive understanding of the Francophone world. Students who minor in French, the official language of diplomacy, enhance their global education with regard to culture, art, literature and society from Francophone and European perspectives.

Requirements to Complete a French Minor

FREN B201, B202, one of B290 or B295 (or HRTM B295), B301 plus two additional courses at 300+ level. Only one course taught in English can be applied to this minor. Course Descriptions can be found here.

A minor consists of a minimum of 18 hours specified by a discipline. At least half of these hours must be completed at USCB and the student must pass all courses completed for the minor with a grade of ‘C’ or better. Courses used to satisfy requirements for the minor may apply toward a student's general education or program requirements but cannot be applied toward the major. If a student elects more than one minor, these minors may not have any courses in common. Courses used to satisfy requirements for a minor that was conferred at least 5 years ago may apply towards a student’s general education requirements, program requirements, and major requirements.

Completion of a minor is not required for graduation.


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A French minor can strengthen a professional career path in virtually any major
As the language of diplomacy, French is the official language of the United Nations, the Red Cross and the International Olympic Committee
More people visit France than Any other country—85 million Visitors in 2017
Open Doors
What are our graduates doing now?
Graduate Schools
Career paths
  • Diplomatic, Governmental or Nongovernmental posts abroad
  • United Nations
  • U.S. Embassies
  • Teaching
  • Writing: Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling majored in French
Graduate Schools
Graduate Schools
  • The American University in Paris
  • The University of Manchester, U.K.
Graduate Schools
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Joyce Cheung
“All of my professors took such an interest in my personal development — that, combined with the real world experience I received, really helped me feel prepared to take on any challenge.”
Joyce Cheung
Biology Major, Class of 2017