48 months
34986 USD/year
35348 USD/year
16108 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Department of French & Italian offers a BA in French studies. As a student in the French Studies program of the University of Minnesota, you will have the opportunity to acquire advanced proficiency in one of the most widely spoken languages in the world.


However, in the French Studies program of the University of Minnesota it’s not just about learning the language. French majors acquire skills in critical thinking, persuasive writing, and public speaking that transfer to any career. The department offers courses in three areas of concentration:

  • language and linguistics
  • literature
  • culture

Courses in language and linguistics include history of the French language, structure of the language, sociolinguistics, phonetics, oral communication, and business French. Linguistics 3001 (Introduction to Linguistics, offered outside our department) serves as a prerequisite to most French linguistics courses.

Courses in literature and culture focus on topics in three broad historical periods: Middle Ages and Renaissance, early modern France, and modern and contemporary France. Courses on French cinema are offered, as well as on Francophone literature from Africa, the Caribbean, and Quebec.

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Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Gateways to French and Francophone Studies: English Only
  • Gateways to French and Francophone Studies: Bilingual
  • Advanced French Grammar and Communication
  • Advanced French Composition and Communication
  • Methods in French and Francophone Studies
  • French Phonetics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed Application for Admission
  • $55 U.S. nonrefundable application fee
  • High school (9th-12th grade) courses and grades (Required)
  • English proficiency test scores (Required)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    34986 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 34986 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    35348 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 35348 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    16108 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16108 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Minneapolis

1130 - 2045 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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