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French 3 yr. B.A. – Program Requirements

  • A total of 90 credit units required with a minimum of 24 senior credit units (Level 200 or above) in French. For a list of appropriate courses in each of the following degree distribution requirements consult the following link:
  • Please note that no more than 6 credit units from one subject may be used to meet Requirements A1 to A4. Students planning to teach French should consider finishing at least a 3 yr. B.A. in French but are strongly urged to complete a 4 yr. B.A. before going into Education.
  • A1 Basic Humanities Requirements (minimum 12 credit units)
  • A2 Language Requirement (9 credit units)
  • A3 Natural Science (6 credit units)
  • A4 Social Science (6 credit units)
  • A5 Elective (6 credit units)
    6 credit units selected from the areas of Social Sciences, Natural Science or Fine Arts, such that no more than 6 credit units from one subject are used in Requirements A1 to A4.
  • A6 Major Requirements (24 credit units)
    Note: 24 credit units in French at the 200 level or above as follows:
    • FREN 220.3 & FREN 230.3
    • a minimum of 6 cu in French Literature at the 300 or 400 level
    • an additional 12 credit units at the 200 level or above
  • A7 Electives Requirement (27 credit units)
    Courses to complete the requirements for 90 credit unit 3 yr. program. Of the 90 credit units required at least 42 must be at the 200 level or higher level and no more than 42 in one subject.

French 4 yr. B.A. - Program Requirements

  • A total of 120 credit units required with a minimum of 30 senior credit units (level 200 or above) in French. For a list of appropriate courses in each of the following degree distribution requirements consult the following link:
  • Please note that no more than 6 credit units from one subject may be used to meet Requirements A1 to A4. Students planning to teach French should consider finishing at least a 3 yr. B.A. in French but are strongly urged to complete a 4 yr. B.A. before going into Education.
  • A1 Basic Humanities Requirements (minimum 12 credit units)
  • A2 Language Requirement (9 credit units)
  • A3 Natural Science (6 credit units)
  • A4 Social Science (6 credit units)
  • A5 Elective (6 credit units)
    6 credit units selected from the areas of Social Sciences, Natural Science or Fine Arts, such that no more than 6 credit units from one subject are used in Requirements A1 to A4.
  • A6 Major Requirements (30 credit units)
    Note: 30 credit units in French at the 200 level or above as follows:
    • FREN 220.3 & FREN 230.3
    • a minimum of 6 cu in French Literature at the 300 or 400 level
    • an additional 18 credit units at the 200 level or above
  • A7 Electives Requirement (51 credit units)
    Courses to complete the requirements for 120 credit unit 4 yr. program. Of the 120 credit units required at least 66 must be at the 200 level or higher level and no more than 60 in one subject.

Honours B.A. in French – Program Requirements

Students interested in entering an Honours program should consult advisors in the department concerned before registering for their second year. Of the 120 credit units required for the B.A. Honours degree, at least 66 credit units must be at the senior level (level 200 or above).  Application for admission to Honours is not considered until successful completion of at least 60 credit units with a Cumulative Weighted Average of at least 70% overall and at least 70% in the subject of Honours.  For further details, please see the Academic Information and Policies section. An Honours B.A. in French is strongly recommended for students who are considering graduate studies upon completion of their undergraduate degree.

  • A total of 120 credit units required with a minimum of 30 senior credit units (level 200 or above) in French. For a list of appropriate courses in each of the following degree distribution requirements consult the following link:
  • Please note that no more than 6 credit units from one subject may be used to meet Requirements A1 to A4.
  • A1 Basic Humanities Requirements (minimum 12 credit units)
  • A2 Language Requirement (9 credit units)
  • A3 Natural Science (6 credit units)
  • A4 Social Science (6 credit units)
  • A5 Elective (6 credit units)
    6 credit units selected from the areas of Social Sciences, Natural Science or Fine Arts, such that no more than 6 credit units from one subject are used in Requirements A1 to A4.
  • A6 Major Requirements (48 credit units)
    Note: 30 credit units in French at the 200 level or higher as follows:
    • FREN 220.3 & FREN 230.3
    • FREN 400.0 – a stay in a French-speaking milieu
    • a minimum of 6 cu in French Literature at the 300 or 400 level
    • an additional 18 credit units at the 200 level or higher
  • A7 Electives Requirement (33 credit units)
    Courses to complete the requirements for 120 credit unit 4 yr. program. Of the 120 credit units required at least 66 must be at the 200 level or higher level and no more than 60 in one subject.

French Double Honours B.A. – Program Requirements

(taken in combination with another discipline)

  • Double Honours Programs may be taken in combinations of two subjects. In this program at least 36 credit units out of the 120 credit units required for the degree will normally be taken in each subject. For further details, please see the Academic Information and Policies section.
  • Students who are admitted to a Double Honours program (French and another subject) must be advised in both departments.
  • For a list of appropriate courses in each of the following degree distribution requirements consult the following link:
  • Since there exist several options of combination of courses for this program in addition to the one detailed below, students should consult the above link for the various alternatives.
  • Please note that no more than 6 credit units from one subject may be used to meet Requirements A1 to A4.
  • A1 Basic Humanities Requirements (minimum 12 credit units)
  • A2 Language Requirement (9 credit units)
  • A3 Natural Science (6 credit units)
  • A4 Social Science (6 credit units)
  • A5 Elective (6 credit units)
    6 credit units selected from the areas of Social Sciences, Natural Science or Fine Arts, such that no more than 6 credit units from one subject are used in Requirements A1 to A4.
  • A6 Major Requirements (30-33 senior credit units)
    Note: 30-33 credit units in French at the 200 level or higher as follows:
    • FREN 220.3 & FREN 230.3
    • a minimum of 6 cu in French Literature at the 300 or 400 level
    • an additional 15-18 credit units at the 200 level or higher
  • A7 Electives Requirement (48-51 credit units)
    • Specialization 2: 36-42 credit units
    • Open Electives: 6-15 credit units
    • Courses to complete the requirements for 120 credit unit 4 yr. program. Of the 120 credit units required at least 66 must be at the 200 level or higher and no more than 60 in one subject.

French Minor Requirements

  • 24 credit units of courses (taught in French) numbered 122 or above
  • An average of at least 62.5% is required in courses used for the Minor

French Language Recognition Requirements

  • Students with advanced standing who begin with FREN 128 may receive Recognition after completion of 12 credit units of courses given in French. An average of at least 62.5% is required in courses used for Recognition.
  •     18 credit units of courses taught in French (may include FREN 103.3 and FREN 106.3)

French M.A.

  • Please consult the link to “Graduates” on the home page for information on the French M.A.