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French, BS

Bachelor of Science  

US News and World Report - best bachelor's degree 2023
What you study

Did you know that French is the official language for many international organizations and in 29 countries? IU Online’s Bachelor of Science in French offers a rigorous curriculum that develops your language proficiency, cultural facility, and professional competence in French.

How you benefit

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.

This program is taught by IU East, IU Northwest, IU South Bend, and IU Southeast. Please note that, although the program is delivered 100 percent online, some classes require your attendance on specific days and times.

Students admitted to IU Online receive a full range of personalized support services, including:

  • Onboarding
  • Advising
  • Success Coaching
  • Math and Writing Support
  • Career Services
  • Peer Mentorship
  • Tutoring

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

  • Meeting, convention, and event planners
  • Public relations specialists
  • Sales managers, training managers, general/operations managers
  • Interpreters and translators/medical communications
  • Human resources specialists

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.

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)

Students who meet the admission standards of their home campus will be admitted directly into the BS in French.

Application Dates

Rolling admissions. Application review will begin upon receipt of all required application materials.


You may transfer up to 60 previously earned credit hours.

Anne Magnan-Park


Anne Magnan-Park is associate professor in the department of English at IU South Bend. She earned her PhD in English literature from the Université Rennes 2, France. She has taught Anglophone and Francophone literature, ESL, and French in the US, France, and New Zealand. She specializes in literary translation, translation studies, and Pacific and Indigenous literatures in English, and Francophone Literature. Her current interests include exploring translinguistic and transcultural issues in Māori literature and French immigrant literature. Among her awards are a Fulbright Fellowship and a French Ministry of Education and Research Award for her work on the poetry of Malcolm Lowry. She is a member of the IU Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching (FACET).

Scooter Pégram

Scooter Pégram

Scooter Pégram is professor and chair of the modern languages department at IU Northwest. He is also adjunct professor of women’s and gender studies and communications, and director of the French program and the Canadian studies program. He earned his PhD at Louisiana State University. His areas of teaching include French language and culture, French cinema, Canadian studies, and Caribbean studies. His publications include works in international academic journals and his 2005 book Choosing Their Own Style: Identity Emergence among Haitian Youth in Québec. He serves on several university-wide committees and is president of the IUN chapter of the international French honor society Pi Delta Phi.

“My goal is to help my students achieve the targeted level of proficiency in French as they acquire a true and optimal understanding of the global reach of the Francophone world. Almost 80 percent of the world’s Francophones do not live in France. The world’s largest Francophone city is Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo. In my classes I focus on the entire French-speaking world so my students learn to observe the entire Francophone world authentically in new and exciting ways through an exploration of language and culture. I help students gain the tools that will assist them in their quest for knowledge and success in our diverse and ever-increasing multi-cultural society, Francophone or otherwise. The new online degree is the perfect way to present French to our students as they learn about the realistic beauty and diversity of the language as it exists in all its colorful facets and on several continents.”


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


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 4xx Capstone in French 3 Credits 

Choose five:

FREN-F 300
Lectures et Analyses Littéraires
3 Credits
FREN-F 391 Studies in French Film 3 Credits
FREN-F xxx Francophone 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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Tuition & Fees

Cost for Indiana Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $249.73
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $749.19

Additional fees will apply.

Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $365.31
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1095.93