French : About The Program

About Our Degrees

Acceptance Criteria

Minimum GPA of 2.0 overall.
Minimum GPA of 2.5 in preparatory coursework in French (FR 101-FR 102 sequence or FR 104; FR 151-FR 152 or equivalent preparation; FR 211-FR 212).

About Our Courses

The typical class size for:

Freshman/introductory courses is: 24
Sophomore/intermediate courses is: 20
Upper level/advanced courses is: 15

In the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, what do teaching assistants (TAs) do?

TAs generally teach introductory-level courses.

For course descriptions, please see Courses.

About Our Faculty

Classes in the French program are small in size, and are taught by faculty with recognized commitment to teaching.

One faculty member has received the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, and one has received a Lilly Fellowship.

Practical Experience and Special Academic Opportunities

Undergraduate Research and Practical Experience

Study Abroad

Students are encouraged to study in French-speaking countries. Study abroad programs sponsored by other SUNY campuses are open to UB French students. See Study Abroad Programs.

Honors, Awards, and Scholarships

The Linda Rock Scholarship and the Maria Becker Scholarship are awarded to students majoring in French who intend to participate in a study abroad program. The awards are granted on the basis of an academic evaluation, although financial need is taken into consideration.

Departmental Honors are awarded to graduating students based on GPA.

Extracurricular Activities

There are many opportunities to participate in out-of-class enrichment activities through the RLL department, including conversation groups and lectures. A film series - "Fresh Films from France" - is offered each year. The Melodia Jones Chair in French often supports cultural activities such as films, theatre excursions, lectures and conferences. Information on the French Club (SA) is available at 910 Clemens Hall (645-2191).

See the UB Student Association.

Complementary Programs and Courses

Links to Further Information About this Program

Updated: 13 Nov 2012 06:01:10 EST