French Co-Major

All students must meet the University Co-Major Requirements.

The co-major offers students outside of the College of Arts and Sciences the opportunity to complete advanced coursework in French language. (Students who are enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences can complete the same coursework through the French B.A.) Students apply to the co-major through an application available from the School of World Languages and Cultures ( Once the application is submitted, students must meet with an advisor in their home college or school to ensure that the co-major can be completed along with degree requirements. Accepted students must also meet with an advisor in the co-major to outline their course of study in the language. 

Co-Major Requirements

30 credits in major courses, including:

FREN 3110Writing Workshop3
FREN 3400Topics in Culture3
FREN 3410Contemporary France3
FREN 3610French Lit in Context I3
FREN 3620French Lit in Context II3
1 course/3 credits in FREN numbered 4550 to 46993
Intermediate Level or Above. 6-9 additional credits from the following:6-9
FREN numbered 3100 to 3700, or FREN 3990
FREN numbered 4100 to 4700, or FREN 4990
Up to 3 additional credits from the following:0-3
Internship: FREN 3991, FREN 4991
Teaching Assistantship: FREN 3994, FREN 4994
Undergraduate Research: FREN 3995, FREN 4995
Honors: FREN 4996
Advanced Level. 3 additional credits from the following:3
FREN numbered 4100 to 4700, or FREN 4990


French language through FREN 2200: Intermediate II or the equivalent.

Other Information

Only one course may overlap between the co-major and a minor or between the co-major and student’s major in the home unit.

Courses for the co-major and/or its pre/co-requisites that are cross-listed in the catalog or schedule of courses under another course prefix may be taken under that other prefix and still count for these requirements.

With the approval of the chair/director, courses that applied to the co-major in previous years but have since been deactivated may be applied to this year’s co-major requirements if they are reactivated.

At least half of the credits used to complete co-major requirements must be taken at the University of Vermont.