French - French Civilization Concentration (B.A.) (Combined B.A./M.A. French, French Studies Concentration)

A Combined Degree program enables undergraduate students to enroll in graduate courses in their senior year, which can be counted towards the completion of both their Bachelor's and Master's degree requirements.  The ability to take these "swing courses" allows students to earn both their Bachelor's and Master's degrees in a shortened period of time, typically within five years of intensive study.  Undergraduate students interested in this option can find more information regarding program requirements on the University's Combined Programs website.

Program Requirements

Students in this combined degree program must complete the requirements for:

French Major, French Civilization Concentration (B.A.)

French, French Studies Concentration (M.A.)

Graduate Swing Courses

A combined degree program allows students to complete 6-12 graduate credits ("graduate swing courses") while enrolled as an undergraduate. These courses count for both their bachelor and master’s degrees.  Graduate swing courses will count toward undergraduate free electives, unless noted otherwise.

The Graduate Swing Courses for this program:

FREN 522Translation Workshop I: Business, Marketing and Media3
or FREN 523 Translation Workshop II: Medical, Legal and Technical
FREN 533Eighteenth-Century French Civilization Seminar3
or FREN 541 19th Century Seminar
FREN 548Special Topics in Contemporary French Civilization3
or FREN 549 Contemporary Francophone Civilization Seminar
FREN 603Research Seminar3
Total Credits12

Recommended Roadmap to Degree(s)

This recommended five-year plan is provided as an outline for students to follow in order to complete their degree requirements within five years.  This plan is a recommendation and students should only use it in consultation with their academic advisor.

Fifth year courses are taken at the graduate level, after matriculation into the graduate portion of this combined degree program.

First Year
GENERAL EDUCATION: (A) New Student Seminar1GENERAL EDUCATION: (C2) Literature3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C1) Writing3GENERAL EDUCATION: (F1) Humanities – Great Works and Their Influences3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C3) Communication3GENERAL EDUCATION: (G) Computer Science3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (H) Mathematics3GENERAL EDUCATION: (K1) Social Science – American and European History3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (K2) Social Science – Global Cultural Perspectives3FREN 1123
FREN 1013 
 16 15
Second Year
GENERAL EDUCATION: (D) Fine and Performing Arts3GENERAL EDUCATION: (I) Natural Science Laboratory4
GENERAL EDUCATION: (F2) Humanities – Philosophical and Religious Perspectives3GENERAL EDUCATION: (L) Interdisciplinary Studies3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (J) Physical Education1FREN 2033
FREN 1213FREN 2103
FREN 2063FREN 289 or 2863
Free Elective3 
 16 16
Third Year
FREN 3503FREN 2703
FREN 302, 304, or 3603FREN 302, 304, or 3603
Major Elective3Major Elective3
Free Elective3Free Elective3
Free Elective3Free Elective3
 15 15
Fourth Year
FREN 522 or 5233FREN 533 or 5413
FREN 6033FREN 548 or 5493
Free Elective3Free Elective3
Free Elective3Free Elective3
Free Elective3 
 15 12
Total Credits 120
Fifth Year
Core Elective3Core Elective3
Core Elective3Core Elective3
Core Elective3Core Elective3
 9 9
Total Credits 18