Minor in French

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

About this field

French is the second most spoken language in the European Union and the seventh worldwide with more than 230 million native and non-native speakers.  It is the official language of 29 countries throughout the globe. College graduates who are proficient in French and who have a deep understanding of the richness and diversity of French and Francophone cultures have many advantages in the workforce and can pursue careers in education, humanities-related fields, fashion, and business, to name just a few.

The Valdosta State Difference

French minors at Valdosta State University have a number of opportunities to hone their language skills both in and out of the classroom. They 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. They are invited to join the Club de français, 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 students of French in France and Senegal.

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
  • Fashion Correspondent
  • Foreign News Correspondent
  • French Instructor
  • Government Administrator
  • Import/Export Specialist
  • International Relations Specialist
  • Interpreter
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Medical Interpreter
  • Museum Director
  • Political Analyst
  • Publishing Specialist
  • Refugee/Immigrant Specialist
  • Sales and Marketing Specialist
  • Secondary School French Teacher
  • Speech Pathologist
  • Translator
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