French Placement and Advising

French Major/Minor Advisor: Shannon Dubenion-Smith

The French section currently offers both a major and minor, as well as a variety of dual degree programs. As we do not currently require students to take a placement test, prospective students are encouraged to meet with a program advisor before enrolling. Students may also consult this placement guide for more details.

First-year courses in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages are designed for students with minimal or no previous exposure to the target language. Students enrolling in second-year courses should have no more than foundational knowledge, equivalent to one year of university-level language study. Heritage speakers, bilingual students, and those with extensive prior experience with the language (e.g., dual-language immersion programs or study in a francophone country) should contact an advisor for guidance.



Study Abroad​

We offer a variety of programs that provide educational experiences for students to live and study in another French-speaking country. Special application and registration procedures are required for participation in foreign study programs, and students should consult with the Education Abroad office, Miller Hall 208, well in advance of their planned quarter abroad, as well as with the study abroad advisor of the language section to discuss transfer credit.