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French, B.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months


The adoption of new patterns of thought and the discovery of sensitivities and perspectives different from our own enrich our understanding of the world and of the diversity of human experience. As global consciousness increases in all areas of academic study and professional occupations, the knowledge of more than one language is not only desirable but frequently essential. Such knowledge permits us to discern diverse cultural dynamics, form enlightened opinions about international issues, and better serve those of other linguistic and cultural backgrounds.

The language curriculum offers students the flexibility to consider a variety of purposes and careers. Building upon introductory instruction in grammar and oral proficiencies, the language major provides electives and immersion modules in culture, literature and professional areas to enrich the student’s range of experience and increase fluency. In most cases, a foreign language is a prerequisite to graduate study.

Developing written and oral fluency from a literary and cultural context is essential at the undergraduate level. Therefore, the curriculum incorporates several opportunities for students to practice skills beyond the classroom. Study abroad is strongly encouraged. Rockhurst sponsors study in France, Quebec, Puerto Rico, and Costa Rica  and is forging new study abroad programs as well. Other opportunities in the way of teaching exchanges between France and the U.S. are offered in order to give our students the immersion experiences which they need to succeed and serve in today’s “global village.”

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Advanced Composition and Conversation
  • Introduction to French Literature
  • Survey of French Literature
  • Senior Capstone
  • Introduction to French Film
  • French Women and Literature
  • French for the Professional

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

The major in French is based on the prior completion of 14 hours of proficiency-level preparation numbered FR 1100-FR 1150 and FR 2100-FR 2150, or the equivalent. Equivalent preparation can be completed in high school, junior college or other colleges or universities, or waived through ACCP and AP credits, satisfactory CLEP scores, or a department placement test. FR 2050 - Conversation and Composition I (3) and FR 2060 - Conversation and Composition II (3), are also offered for practice in lower-level French.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    35800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17900 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    35800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17900 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Kansas City

  • 980 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


Although international students are not eligible for state or federal financial aid, undergraduate applicants may be eligible for merit scholarships of $9,500-20,000. Scholarships based on athletics, performing arts and writing also are available in varying amounts.

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.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.


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