2020-2021 Catalog (Current)


Degree Type: Minor
College(s): College of Arts and Sciences

Program Requirements

French, Minor Program Checksheet


  • Minor Courses
  • Admission and Transfer Requirements
  • Graduation Requirements

Why Choose the French Minor? - Program Spotlight

A demonstrated fluency in a second language is sure to be an asset in any career, whether it is education, health care, business, governmental service, technology, or other fields. The French minor allows students to develop their skills in written and conversational French and also to study the cultures of France and other countries around the world where French is spoken. Summer study abroad programs allow students to engage in firsthand experience in study in France, Martinique, Quebec and francophone Africa.

The study of French has already inspired many students to action, enhancing and changing lives in very positive ways. Students from Ferris have gained experience teaching English in France, living with French families while earning a salary. Others have taken appointments with the Peace Corp while others have set up internships for their majors in French speaking countries, giving them international exposure as they enter the work force.

While all careers are enhanced by knowledge of a second or third language, specific majors at Ferris lend themselves to this intercultural awareness including: International Business, Hospitality Management, Criminal Justice, Social Work, Plastics Engineering, Teacher Education, Public Relations, Public Administration, Health Care, HVAC, and building trades.

More Information

ADVISOR: Dr. Daniel Noren
PHONE: 231-591-5881

Department of English, Literature, and World Languages
Ferris State University
820 Campus Drive/ASC 3080
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2225
Phone: 231-591-3988

Required Courses
Credit Hours
Intermediate French 1
Intermediate French 2
Advanced French 1
Advanced French 2
French Culture