Jan 17, 2021  
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2021 - Phase II 
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2021 - Phase II

French - BA

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The French major provides two concentrations:

  1. French Literature  
  2. French Language and Civilization   

Teacher Education Pathway

Students planning to teach this subject in grades 7-12 should look at the School of Education: Program List  for information about their programs that lead to the recommendation for New York State Initial Certification required to be a lead teacher in NYS public schools.

Study Abroad

All study abroad programs are open to students from Hunter College and other accredited institutions. All French majors and minors in the Department of Romance Languages are strongly encouraged to participate in study abroad programs.  Students should speak with their undergraduate advisor in French.

Qualified students can apply for financial aid and STOCS grants.

For study abroad in France during the summer semester, two USAC programs in the cities of Lyon and Pau focus on French language and culture.

For a semester exchange in France, the CUNY-Paris Exchange Program offers students the opportunity to spend a semester or a year at a French university in Paris. 

For more details, including requirements, contact the Office of Education Abroad.


Students qualified to graduate with departmental honors must take an honors course or equivalent approved by the departmental advisers. Departmental honors will be conferred upon a recommendation from the appropriate departmental committee. Candidates must present a paper of at least 7,000 typewritten words in the language of specialization. Consult the department for further information.

Graduate Study

Qualified seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.5 in their discipline may be admitted to graduate level courses. Permission must be secured from the chair and will be determined on a case-by-case basis. Consult the graduate catalog for requirements and regulations.

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