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Bachelor of Science in French

Bachelor of Science in French

Collaborative Online Degree

This 100 percent online, consortial program is taught by IU South Bend, IU East, IU Northwest, and IU Southeast. This consortial model allows you to take coursework from several campuses and learn from a wide range of faculty.

This program is authorized, exempt, or not subject to state regulatory compliance and may enroll students from all 50 states.

Many online support services are available to assist you as you progress through the program.

Did you know that French is the official language for many international organizations and in 29 countries? The Bachelor of Science in French offers a rigorous curriculum that can develop your language proficiency, cultural facility, and professional competence in French. 

As a student in the program, you choose from among three tracks:

  • French for Medical Communication (15 cr.)
  • French for Business (15 cr.)
  • French for Cultural Tourish (15 cr.)

The tracks allow you to apply your command of the French language and knowledge of Francophone culture in a variety of real-world settings.

Employment opportunities in the fields of French are expected to continue growing well above average for the next 10 years at the state, regional, and national level. Your IU Online B.S. in French can prepare you for such positions as:

  • Meeting, convention, and event planners
  • Public relations specialists
  • Sales managers
  • Training managers
  • General and operations managers
  • Interpreters and translators/medical communications
  • Human resources specialists

If you decide to pursue an advanced degree, the solid liberal arts foundation and suite of core French coursework will prepare you for admission to a wide variety of professional graduate programs.


Students who meet the admission standards of their home campus will be admitted directly into the B.S. in French.

Priority Application Dates
  • Fall semester | May 1
  • Spring semester | Dec 1

Degree Requirements (120 cr.)

Students receiving the B.S. in Data Science must complete 120 total credit hours (up to 60 credit hours can be transferred) including:

  • A minimum of 33 credit hours at the 300– or 400–level.
  • Major requirements must be completed with a grade of C or higher
  • A minimum CGPA of 2.0 is required
  • All courses are 3 credits, unless otherwise noted.

French Component (30 cr.)
Intermediate French (6 cr.)
  • FREN-F 200 Second-Year French I-II: Language and Culture; OR
    FREN-F 203 Second-Year French I
  • FREN-F 204 Second-Year French II; OR
    FREN-F 250 Second-Year French I-II: Language and Culture
Advanced French Grammar (3 cr.)
  • FREN-F 313 Advanced Grammar and Composition I; OR
    FREN-F 328 Advanced French Grammar and Composition
Spoken French (3 cr.)
  • FREN-F 315 French Conversation and Diction 1; OR
    FREN-F 316 French Conversation and Diction 2
Upper-Level Coursework in French–Applied and Cultural (15 cr.)

Select 5 from the following

  • FREN-F 300 Lectures et Analyses Litteraires
  • FREN-F 330 Introduction to Translating French and English
  • FREN-F 334 French for the Medical and Technical World
  • FREN-F 363 Introduction a la France Moderne
  • FREN-F 391 Studies in French Film
  • FREN-F 415 La Culture Francophone
  • FREN-F 450 Colloquium in French Studies
  • FREN-F 463 Civilisation Francaise 1
  • FREN-F 475 Advance Oral Practice 1
  • FREN-F 480 French Conversation
  • FREN-F XXX Francophone Film
  • FREN-Y 396 Study Abroad
Capstone and Career-Professional Preparation (3 cr.)
  • FREN-F 4XX Capstone in French

Applied French Minor (15 cr.)

Select one of the following minors

Minor in Medical Communication in French (15 cr.)
  • AHLT-B 311 Systems of Health Care Delivery; OR
    BUS-H 320 Systems of Health Care Delivery
  • AHLT-R 185 Medical Terminology; OR
    HIM-M 195 Medical Terminology
  • CMCL-C 427 Cross Cultural Communication; OR
    SPCH-S 427 Cross Cultural Communication
  • FREN-F 330 Introduction to Translating French and English; OR
    FREN-F 334 French for the Medical and Technical World
  • SPEA-H 452 Health Disparities
Minor in French for Business (15 cr.)
  • BUS-D 300 International Business: Operations of International Enterprises; OR
    BUS-D 301 International Business Environment
  • CMCL-C 427 Cross Cultural Communication; OR
    SPCH-S 427 Cross Cultural Communication
  • FREN-F 330 Introduction to Translating French and English
  • SPCH-S 333 Public Relations; OR
    SPCH-S 335 Media and Health
Minor in Francophone Culture for Travel (15 cr.)
  • FREN-F 300 Lectures et Analyses Litteraires; OR
    FREN-F 391 Studies in French Film
  • CMCL-C 427 Cross Cultural Communication; OR
    SPCH-S 427 Cross Cultural Communication
  • TESM-T 107 Tourism Planning and Development
  • TESM-T 207 Tourim, Policy, and Sustainability
  • TESM-T 234 Cultural Heritage Tourism

Academic Bulletins

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2021-2022 Campus Bulletin
2020-2021 Campus Bulletin
2019-2020 Campus Bulletin
2018-2019 Campus Bulletin
2017-2018 Campus Bulletin
2016-2017 Campus Bulletin
2015-2016 Campus Bulletin
2014-2015 Campus Bulletin

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