French (Minor)

At a Glance: program details

Minor Map

Learn one of the most widely spoken and important languages in the world and explore different French-speaking cultures, all in preparation for a variety of creative and international professions.

Program Description

Students pursuing a minor in French gain an understanding of the language, literature and cultures of French-speaking peoples and regions.

Students are encouraged to participate in a study abroad program to enhance their education and overall minor experience.

Program Requirements

The French minor requires 18 credit hours, of which 15 must be upper division. Three credit hours of FRE 200-level coursework may be applied to the French minor. Each course must be completed with a grade of "C" (2.00 on a 4.00 scale) or better. Course substitutions are allowed for heritage and advanced speakers of the language with approval from an academic advisor in the School of International Letters and Cultures.
Required Courses -- 18 credit hours
Prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this minor.

Enrollment Requirements

GPA Requirement: None

Incompatible Majors: BA in French

Other Enrollment Requirements: None

Students who wish to add a minor in French to the bachelor's degree program they are pursuing may do so by contacting the School of International Letters and Cultures advising office.

Current ASU undergraduate students may pursue a minor and have it recognized on their ASU transcript at graduation. Minor requirements appear on the degree audit once the minor is added. Certain major and minor combinations may be deemed inappropriate by the college or department of either the major program or the minor. Courses taken for the minor may not count toward both the major and minor.

Career Outlook

Minor programs allow students to develop additional competencies that complement the marketable knowledge and skills they acquire in their majors.

A minor in French studies can help students with communication and cultural competency skills as they pursue careers, including in political analysis, sociology and marketing.

Example Careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions.

Community Health Workers

  • Growth: 14.1%
  • Median Salary*: 46190
  Bright Outlook

Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary

  • Growth: 3.9%
  • Median Salary*: 80910

Customs Brokers

  • Growth: 4.6%
  • Median Salary*: 71690
  Bright Outlook

Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products

  • Growth: 3.7%
  • Median Salary*: 97710


  • Growth: 7.5%
  • Median Salary*: 135740
  Bright Outlook

Political Scientists

  • Growth: 6.6%
  • Median Salary*: 128020
  Bright Outlook

Sales Managers

  • Growth: 4%
  • Median Salary*: 130600

Technical Writers

  • Growth: 6.9%
  • Median Salary*: 79960
  Bright Outlook

Interpreters and Translators

  • Growth: 4.3%
  • Median Salary*: 53640

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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