2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Apr 22, 2021  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

French (B.A.)

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College of Arts and Humanities
Department of Modern Languages and Literatures,
Colbourn Hall, Room: 521


Dr. Charlotte Trinquet, Charlotte.TrinquetDuLys@ucf.edu

Placement in Modern Language courses is based on one year of high school language being equivalent to one semester of college work. For example, four years of high school French may place the student in the first semester of the third year. Native speakers, or students who have received advanced education in French-speaking societies, may not take lower division French courses. They must also substitute other upper division level courses for FRE 3420 , FRE 4422 , FRE 3760 , and FRE 4421 .

Admission Requirements

  • None

Degree Requirements

  • Students who change degree programs and select this major must adopt the most current catalog.
  • 36 credits in French must be taken at the 3000 level or above.
  • At least six of the 36 French credits must be at the 4000 level.
  • At least 30 hours must be taken in Modern Language courses taught in French.
  • Earn at least a “C” (2.0) in each upper division French course.
  • Departmental Residency Requirement consists of at least 18 semester hours of regularly scheduled 3000-4000 level courses taken from the UCF Department of Modern Languages and Literatures.
  • Language credit by exam will not be given in courses lower in level than those in which students are presently enrolled. Native speakers will be allowed Credit by Examination in literature courses only.
  • Co-op or internship credit cannot be used in this major.
  • Students must see their advisor to obtain proper counseling and have their schedule approved before registering for courses in their major.
  • Courses designated in 1 (Gen Ed Program) and 2 (Common Program Prerequisites) are usually completed in the first 60 hours.

General Education Program (GEP) (36 Credit Hours)

Communication Foundations (9 Credit Hours)

Cultural & Historical Foundations (9 Credit Hours)

Mathematical Foundations (6 Credit Hours)

Math (6 Credit Hours)

Statistics - Computers: (3 Credit Hours)

Social Foundations (6 Credit Hours)

Science Foundations (6 Credit Hours)

Common Program Prerequisites (CPP)

See “Common Prerequisites ” in the Transfer and Transitions Services section for more information.

1 *May be met by proficiency test or completion of FRE 2201 

Core Requirements: Basic Level

  • None

Core Requirements: Advanced Level (21 Credit Hours)

1 A native or near-native French speaker must substitute alternate upper division French courses in consultation with a departmental advisor.

Select 1: (3 Credit Hours)

Select 1: (3 Credit Hours)

Restricted Electives (15 Credit Hours)

  • FRW course beyond the survey level (taught in French) Credit Hours: 6
  • Select any upper level FRE, FRT, or FRW courses not already used in the major. Credit Hours: 9

Capstone Requirements

  • None


  • Select primarily from upper level courses after meeting with a departmental advisor. Courses may be outside the department.

Foreign Language Requirements


  • Met by graduation requirements.


  • Met by Common Program Prerequisites

Additional Requirements

  • None

Required Minors

  • None

Departmental Exit Requirements

  • Earn a grade of “C” (2.0) or higher in at least 36 hours of upper division French courses
  • Students are required to satisfactorily complete a departmental exit exam, entirely in French. The exam is offered at the end of each October and March and students need the approval of their advisor to take the exam. Students should discuss the optimal test date with their advisor and the French Program Director. Students may take the French Exit Exam a maximum of two times. Exceptions must be approved by the student’s French advisor and by the French Program Director.
  • Students must submit their portfolio (FRE 4950C ) to their French Faculty Advisor. Students must earn a grade of “C” or higher.

University Minimum Exit Requirements

  • A 2.0 UCF GPA
  • 60 semester hours earned after CLEP awarded
  • 48 semester hours of upper division credit completed
  • 30 of the last 39 hours of course work must be completed in residency at UCF.
  • A maximum of 45 hours of extension, correspondence, CLEP, Credit by Exam, and Armed Forces credits permitted.
  • Complete the General Education Program, the Gordon Rule, and nine hours of Summer credit.

Total Undergraduate Credit Hours Required: 120

Additional Information

Honors In Major

Related Programs


  • None

Related Minors

Advising Notes

  • None

Transfer Notes

  • Lower division courses do not substitute for upper division courses.
  • Courses transferred from private and out-of-state schools must be evaluated by the department chair for equivalency credit. The student must provide all supporting information.

Acceptable Substitutes for Transfer Courses

  • None

Program Academic Learning Compacts

Plan of Study

Freshman Year - Fall (13 Credit Hours)

Freshman Year - Spring (13 Credit Hours)

Sophomore Year - Fall (12 Credit Hours)

Sophomore Year - Spring (12 Credit Hours)

Sophomore Year - Summer (6 Credit Hours)

  • Study Abroad Credit Hours: 6

Junior Year - Fall (12 Credit Hours)

Junior Year - Spring (15 Credit Hours)

Select 1: (3 Credit Hours)

Senior Year - Fall (12 Credit Hours)

Select 1: (3 Credit Hours)

Senior Year - Spring (12 Credit Hours)

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