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Degree Programs

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Degree

eiffel tower The B.A. in French & Francophone Studies program requires a total of 30 credits (10 courses above FRN 101 and FRN 102) in French, including a minimum of two FRN courses at the 400 level (with at least one among the following: FRN 412, FRN 473, FRN 474).

In addition, students must take a minimum of 42 credits at the 300 level or above for the B.A. Students can count for the French major a maximum of 15 credits in FRN transfered from abroad or any other institution.

The University of Rhode Island requires a minimum of 120 credits for graduation. All courses subject to approval by the French section. Visit our Courses and Advising page to learn more.

Dual Degree Options

French and Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design (TMD)

DUAL DEGREE! EARN A B.S. IN TMD AND A B.A. IN FRENCH IN 4 YEARS!
France is one of the world leaders in the luxury fashion market. Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science program in Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design may earn a second degree in French (Bachelor of Arts). Students must complete the requirements for both degrees. With careful planning, no extra semesters are required. Students who double major in French and TMD are strongly encouraged to participate in a study abroad program experience and/or a professional internship in France or in another Francophone country. The Office of International Education and the respective departments help students arrange semester-long programs with affiliate universities and institutes. In addition, URI students may study fashion at the University of Fashion's four week Summer Session in Lyon, France (courses taught in English). Students who graduate with double degrees in French and TMD are well prepared to compete in the global fashion industry. Learn more >>

French and Pharmacy

DUAL DEGREE! EARN A PHARM.D. IN PHARMACY AND A B.A. IN FRENCH IN 6 YEARS!
including two rotations in France
Students enrolled in the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program may earn a Bachelor of Arts in French (B.A.) or Certificate in French and Pharmacy, including two hospital rotations in Rennes, France (through our exchange agreement with the University of Rennes' School of Pharmacy). Students must complete the requirements for both degrees, including general education requirements. For the Certificate, students must complete 18 credits in French (FRN 101 & FRN 102 may not count) and two rotations in Rennes, France. With careful planning, no extra semesters are required for this 6 year program (including rotations). Students graduating with dual degrees in Pharmacy and French are well prepared to compete in the global pharmaceutical economy. In addition, the New England region is home to several francophone communities as well as a close neighbor to Quebec. Learn more >>

French International Engineering Program (IEP)

engineering student

French IEP students take a French course each semester alongside their chosen engineering curriculum. In the fourth year of the program students spend eleven to twelve months abroad. During the first semester they study full-time at our exchange partner university in France, the Université Technologie de Compiègne (UTC), where they take coursework (in French) towards their engineering and French majors, as well as general education courses. Learn more >>