The French Program at the Florida State University gives students a thorough grounding in the French language with courses ranging from basic French to advanced conversation and composition. The Division also provides an excellent introduction to the literature, culture and civilization of France and Francophone countries. There are courses on every major period from the Middle Ages to the present as well as on a variety of specialized cultural topics concerning France and the Francophone world.
The French major offers a flexible and thorough program of study at Florida State. Considered a strategic language in global communications and one of the most useful languages in the world of business, French is the language of the future. Studying French will not only make you smarter, but it will open the doors to jobs around the world! Our nationally recognized faculty teach a wide-range of classes on French and Francophone culture and literature. We also offer several scholarships to study in France and in Martinique, which will move you quickly towards bilingualism while gaining critical thinking skills and cross-cultural literary.
The French major requires thirty (30) semester hours numbered above 2999, including (1) FRE 3420, 3421, 3780 (or 4410), 4422; (2) two out of three from the series FRW 3100, FRW 3101, FRE 3501; (3) three additional 4000-level courses (nine  semester hours), at least two of which (six  semester hours) must be in Literatures, Cultures and/or Societies of French Expression. One 3000-4000 level elective will complete the requirements. FRE 2220 does not count toward the major.
The French minor allows students to choose any combination of language, literature, and culture classes.
Twelve (12) semester hours in French courses numbered above 1999 are required for the minor. However, if FRE 2220 is used to meet the foreign language requirement, it may not be counted toward the minor. A minimum grade of C- must be earned for all courses taken for the minor.