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French, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Saint Petersburg, FL, United States
Le français remains one of the most widely studied and admired languages in North America and the world. Whether you come to Eckerd as a complete beginner or have several years of experience, a combination of course work and study abroad will put linguistic and cultural fluency within your reach. 
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One of our goals for the advanced students, whether majors or minors, is for them to have an opportunity to study abroad in a francophone region. This can be accomplished during the three week January Winter Term, when we offer French Intensive courses in France. Recent trips have been to the Institut de Touraine in Tours and to the Institut de Montpellier in Montpellier. Students stay with French host families, take courses in the morning and participate in excursions and cultural activities in the afternoon and evening.

Another way to study abroad is through the International Student Exchange Program (ISEP). Students who are fluent or on the verge of fluency can enter directly into the French University system. Because we emphasize double majors with French and another discipline, students choose an institution that offers courses in their field of study, whether that be business, literature, art, international relations or another of Eckerd’s many majors. Current and recent students have enrolled at university branches in Rennes, Avignon, Savoie, Saint-Etienne, Amiens and Dakar, Sénégal, among other sites.

Fluency in French will help students broaden their opportunities after graduation. Recent graduates have gone to work for international businesses, have joined Non-Governmental Organizations, have gone to law or graduate school or have found work in the art world. Several currently reside in francophone countries. Fluency in French will also help develop the critical and cultural skills, as well as the experience, necessary to live in la société mondiale du 21e siècle.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Elementary French I
  • French Cinema (in English)
  • Composition and Conversation
  • French Feminism, Everyday Life
  • The Francophone World
  • Topics in French Culture
  • Themes In French Literature
  • French Theatre on Stage
  • Literature and Film in Postwar France

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

  • Common Application or Eckerd College Application
  • $40 Application Fee
  • Official Test Scores (SAT or ACT): SAT code: 5223/ ACT code: 0731
  • Official High School Transcript and/or G.E.D. results
  • Admission Recommendation Letter
  • Personal Essay

Tuition Fee

  • International

    42428 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 42428 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    42428 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 42428 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Saint Petersburg

  • 1132 - 1750 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


Financial aid and scholarships are available through an ambitious financial aid program that benefits about 96% of Eckerd students. Approximately $43 million in financial aid was awarded last year. Assistance packages may include a combination of scholarships, grants, work aid, and loans. The average award last year from all sources was $26,000 and the range was from $1,000 to $42,000.

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