What can I do with a minor in French?

A French minor provides students with advanced communication skills and a deeper knowledge of French and Francophone cultures and literature. The minor complements many other majors and provides a valuable credential in global perspectives that help students succeed in a competitive job marketplace. Through the integrated study of literature, cultures, and the arts of the French-speaking world, our students learn about diverse perspectives, and develop skills in advanced communication, problem-solving, and critical thinking. 

What courses would I take?

To earn the minor, students complete 18 semester hours (6 courses) at the 200 level or above and maintain a 2.5 GPA. FRE 301 and one French course at the 400 level are required. One course in translation counts toward the minor; all courses must be taken for a grade, not credit/no-credit.  For those interested in study abroad, we offer the opportunity to earn up to 9 of these hours in our faculty-led summer study worksheet in Dijon, France, which also fulfills the Miami Plan global perspectives requirement. We actively support our students with career planning.

For more information, please email the Advisor to the French Minor, Dr. Anna Klosowska