Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Major in French

Minimum required: 120 semester credit hours

General Requirements

  1. The general education core curriculum courses are listed in the degree plan below along with the statewide component code number. See the General Education Core Curriculum section of this catalog for the Texas State requirements and options in the core curriculum, including Honors courses.
  2. In addition to the general education core curriculum requirements, the Bachelor of Arts degree (B.A.) requires three additional hours of English literature, three hours of math/science/logic/computer science courses, six hours of 2000-level modern language courses and a minor.
  3. Nine hours of writing intensive (WI) courses are required for graduation.
  4. Students must select a minor from the approved list of Undergraduate Minors.
  5. Students must complete a minimum of 36 advanced hours (3000 or 4000 level courses).
  6. Students in the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree with a major in French must complete 24 advanced hours in French and maintain a GPA of at least a 2.50 in all advanced French course work to meet graduation requirements.
  7. The minimum number of hours required for this degree program is 120. The number of free elective hours a student will complete depends on the number of hours a student may need to achieve the required 120 total or 36 advanced hours.
  8. Graduating seniors must submit a portfolio of their work to the French faculty in their last semester. Details about the portfolio are available in the Department's main office and on the French Program webpage.

Course Requirements 

Freshman
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
COMM 1310 (Componennt Area Option Code 090/091 [TCCN SPCH 1311])3ENG 1320 (Communication Component Code 010 [TCCN ENGL 1302])3
ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010 [TCCN ENGL 1301])3American History Component Code 0603
US 11001FR 1420 (TCCN FREN 1412)4
POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070 [TCCN GOVT 2306])3Mathematics Component Code 0203
FR 1410 (TCCN FREN 1411)4 
 14 13
Sophomore
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
PHIL 1305 or 1320 (Language, Philosophy, and Culture Component Code 040 [TCCN PHIL 1301 or 2306])3POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070 [TCCN GOVT 2305])3
ENG Literature (Component Area Option Code 090/094) [TCCN ENGLENGL 2322, 2323, 2332, 2333, 2327 or 2328] 3FR 2320 (TCCN FREN 2312)3
FR 2310 (TCCN FREN 2311)3Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 0303
Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 0303BA ENG Literature [TCCN ENGL 2322, 2323, 2332, 2333, 2327 or 2328]3
American History Component Code 0603Social and Behavioral Sciences Component Code 0803
 15 15
Junior
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
ART 2313, DAN 2313, MU 2313, or TH 2313 (Creative Arts Component Code 050 [TCCN HUMA 1315])3FR Advanced Electives9
Minor3Minor6
BA Computer Science, Logic, Mathematics or science3 
FR Advanced Electives6 
 15 15
Senior
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
FR Advanced Electives6FR Advanced Elective3
Minor9Free Electives as needed15
 15 18
Total Hours: 120