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French, B.S.

Move your career forward with a Bachelor of Science in French from IU Online. This flexible program opens opportunities for you to develop your language proficiency, cultural facility, and professional competence in French.

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Course Delivery: 100% Online

Total Credits: 120

In-State Tuition Per Credit: $257.23

Out-of-State Tuition Per Credit: $378.10

Cost of attendance may vary by campus. View the total cost calculator

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Degree Overview

Tailor your degree to your professional interests by choosing one of three tracks:

  • French for Medical Communication (15 credit hours)
  • French for Business (15 credit hours)
  • French for Cultural Tourism (15 credit hours)

The tracks allow you to apply your command of the French language and knowledge of Francophone culture in a variety of real-world settings.

Although this program is delivered 100 percent online, some classes require your attendance on specific days and times.

As a student in the B.S. in French program, you’ll benefit from a career-focused program ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. You’ll graduate with an Indiana University degree respected by employers worldwide—and you can work on yours anytime and anywhere.

And the benefits start long before graduation. More than half of IU Online students advance in their careers before they complete their degree.

Students who meet the admission standards of their campus of enrollment will be admitted directly into the B.S. in French.

Application Dates

This program has rolling admissions. Application review will begin upon receipt of all required application materials.

Employment opportunities in the fields of French-related are expected to continue growing well above average for the next 10 years at the state, regional, and national level. Your IU Online B.S. in French can prepare you for such positions as:

  • Meeting, convention, and event planner
  • Public relations specialist
  • Sales manager, training manager, general/operations manager
  • Interpreter and translator/medical communicator
  • Human resources specialist

If you decide to pursue an advanced degree, the solid liberal arts foundation and suite of core French coursework will prepare you for admission to a wide variety of professional graduate programs.

You may transfer up to 60 previously earned credit hours.

To earn a Bachelor of Science in French, you must complete 120 credit hours.

Requirements are broken down as follows:

  • Core courses (6 credit hours)
  • Major courses (24 credit hours)
  • Track courses (15 credit hours)
  • General education and elective courses (as needed to total 120 credit hours)


Core Classes for the BS in French
Course Number Course Name Credits

FREN-F 200

-OR- FREN-F 203

Second-Year French I: Language and Culture

-OR- Second-Year French I

3 Credits

FREN-F 250 

-OR- FREN-F 204

Second-Year French II: Language and Culture

-OR- Second-Year French II

3 Credits


Major Classes for the BS French
Course Number Course Name Credits

FREN-F 313

-OR- FREN-F 328

Advanced French Grammar and Composition

3 Credits

FREN-F 315 

-OR- FREN-F 316

Conversation and Diction I

-OR- Conversation and Diction II

3 Credits

FREN-F 495

Individual Readings in French

3 Credits 

Choose five: 

Course Number Course Name Credits

FREN-F 300

Lectures et Analyses Littéraires

3 Credits

FREN-F 391

Studies in French Film

3 Credits

FREN-F 330

Intro to Translating French and English

3 Credits

FREN-F 334

French for the Medical and Technical World

3 Credits

FREN-F 363

Introduction à la France Moderne

3 Credits

FREN-F 415

La Culture Francophone

3 Credits

FREN-F 450

Colloquium in French Studies 

3 Credits

FREN-F 463

Civilisation Française I

3 Credits

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