French and Francophone Studies


French is considered a strategic language for global communications in matters of security, diplomacy, health, business, and cultural exchange. A minor in French and Francophone Studies enhances language skills and cultural competency and complements majors from the humanities to the sciences, engineering, business, and the arts.

About this Program

Department Information

Home to 15 different language programs, the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (LLC) offers training in languages and cultures from all corners of the globe. From Swahili to Italian, Russian to Vietnamese, LLC gives students the opportunity to become cross-cultural experts in an increasingly internationalized world.


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The minor is open to all UF undergraduates with a minimum overall 2.0 GPA.

  • At least three courses (none can be individual work) of no fewer than three credits each must be at the 3000-level or above.
  • Of the total credits, no more than three may be individual work.
  • A minimum of nine credits must be completed at UF.
  • Students must complete a minimum of six credits of coursework exclusive to the minor that cannot count toward the major(s) or other minors.

Required Courses

FRE 2221Intermediate French 24
FRE 3300Grammar and Composition3
FRE 3320Composition and Stylistics3
FRE, FRW, or FRT courses 16
Total Credits16

At a level higher than FRE 2221.