About the Program
The faculty and staff of the French section of the School of Languages and Cultures at Purdue University offer a full range of undergraduate and graduate courses in language, literature, linguistics, second language acquisition, pedagogy, and film. We also have many options for study abroad programs in France, from Spring Break, to full academic year, or semester long programs. Undergraduates may opt to major or minor in French. Graduate students pursue either a Master’s degree, and/or a Ph.D. Our graduate students receive teaching assistantships. We are a vibrant, international team with diverse research, teaching and social interests. During Spring semester 2013, the French section hosts a film festival, Cinéasme, which is free and open to the public. Recently released French films are screened (with subtitles) every Thursday of the spring semester in Stanley Coulter Hall. The schedule may be found on the Events page.
Summary of Program Requirements
The Summary of Program Requirements for French is a comprehensive list of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. Unlike the full Detailed Program Requirements listed below, complete lists of selectives for any given category are not shown. These summaries are intended to be printer-friendly and less expansive in detail.
Detailed Program Requirements
Please see below for detailed program requirements and possible selective fulfillments.
Languages & Cul-BA
Students must achieve a minimum grade of “C” in each course used for the major. A minimum GPA of B- (2.67/4.0) in the major is also required for the student to graduate with a French major.