French, BALAS

for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and Science Major in French

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department faculty: French & Italian Faculty

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overview of college admissions & requirements: Liberal Arts & Sciences

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The BALAS in French allows students to specialize in one of the following concentrations:

The French Studies concentration focuses on courses in language, literature, culture, film, and linguistics.

The French Commercial Studies concentration combines a focus on French language and culture with appropriate courses in business.

Select a concentration in consultation with your adviser.

Undergraduate degree programs in French & Italian:

French, BALAS

Teaching of French, BA

Italian, BALAS

5 Year BALAS /MA in French and European Union Studies

The Department of French and Italian with the European Union Center offers a 5-year BALAS/MA degree program in French and the Master of Arts in European Union Studies (MAEUS). In order to be admitted to this degree program, students apply through a joint application process to their BALAS–granting program and the European Union Center during their third year of studies. Requirements for this degree program are identical to those for the stand-alone BALAS and for the stand-alone MAEUS. Students will receive both degrees when the requirements are met for the degrees; the BALAS and MA degrees will be conferred separately and independently. More detailed information may be obtained from department and EUC offices.