BABA General Studies Specialization: French and Francophone Studies

The French (FH) and Francophone Studies (FFS) area of specialization provides students with an excellent base for careers in many areas, including academics, business, government, journalism, translation, etc. It also prepares students for success in further study at graduate or professional schools in many fields. The French program allows each major the flexibility to explore a variety of disciplines within the field of French and to design his/her individualized course of study to reflect a particular interest in business, cinema, culture, language, linguistics, or literature. We also encourage students to integrate a study abroad experience into their major. For career information visit the UF Career Connections Center.


Students are required to have a minimum of four classes totaling 12 hours from any of the 3000-4000 level courses listed below and maintain a minimum 2.5 area of specialization GPA. Visit the Undergraduate Catalog Courses page to find more details for each course.

  • Any 3000 or 4000-level FRE, FRT and FRW courses, excluding 4905 courses

Contact Information

You are always welcome to meet with an advisor in the Heavener School of Business, however, advising specifically related to French and Francophone Studies is available through the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. For registration, scheduling, and area-specific questions, please contact:

Dr Alioune Sow
484 Grinter Hall
(352) 392-2421

Minor Option

A minor is available in this area of specialization. To complete the minor students must earn 17 credit hours with grades of C or better. You can find out more about the French and Francophone Studies minor in the Undergraduate Catalog.