French Major

See Also:

French Minor

French majors are required to have a GPA of at least 2.0 in French at graduation. Only French courses taken at Allegheny or the Boston University program in Paris on a letter-grade basis are included in the GPA calculation; for repeated courses, only most recent grade is included. Only French 600 may be taken on a Credit/No Credit basis. Courses taken in an approved program abroad may count for the major and minor.


A major in French leads to the Degree of Bachelor of Arts through the completion of a minimum of 42 semester credit hours in French, including:

One of the Following Topics Courses:

Must be taken at Allegheny College:

An additional course in French numbered 300 or above


French majors who spend one semester abroad may complete up to 16 credits toward the major abroad, including not more than one 300-level literature and culture course. For those majors who spend a year abroad, please consult with the French Section Head. Students planning to study in France are encouraged (but not required) to take FRNCH 301 before departure.

Depending on initial placement, students may also need to take FRNCH 110FRNCH 120, and/or FRNCH 215 to complete the major.

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