Minor in French Language and Literature

  • Total Credit Hours: 18
  • Degree Format: Online, Traditional


French is a Romance language and an official language of France, Switzerland, Belgium and Canada, among other countries. Fluency in a foreign language is an invaluable skill and an important element in our increasingly global society. College graduate who are proficient in French and who have a deep understanding of French culture have many advantages in the workforce and can pursue careers in healthcare, social services, law and law enforcement, humanities-related fields, teaching and more.

The VSYOU Difference

French majors at Valdosta State University have a number of opportunities to hone their language skills both in and out of the classroom. Students can take advantage of service learning opportunities and cross-disciplinary collaboration within the university, the region and around the world. The department’s foreign language lab gives students a quiet and dedicated space to study and access online resources. Students are invited to join Le Club sans Nom, an organization that encourages conversational French and seeks to expand the knowledge and awareness of Francophone cultures. In addition, study abroad opportunities are available for French students in France, Senegal, Africa and Quebec, Canada.

What You'll Learn

The French minor can complement any major and is a good choice for students who want to gain proficiency in the language. 18 hours of coursework are required.


  • Bilingual Educator
  • Bilingual Tax Assessor
  • Business Manager
  • Customs/Immigration Officer
  • Foreign News Correspondent
  • French Instructor
  • Government Administrator
  • Import/Export Specialist
  • International Relations Specialist
  • Interpreter
  • Medical Interpreter
  • Museum Director
  • Political Analyst
  • Publishing Specialist
  • Refugee/Immigrant Specialist
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Sales and Marketing Specialist
  • Secondary School French Teacher
  • Speech Pathologist
  • Translator