Credits required
180 Oregon State University is on a quarter-term system. There are four quarters each year and classes are 11 weeks long. This program's 180 quarter credits are equal to 120 semester credits.
Cost per credit
$309 Cost per credit is calculated using tuition per credit for the current academic year. It does not include associated fees, course materials, textbook expenses, and other expenses related to courses.
Online You can complete nearly all courses in this program online, with one or a few site-based courses required. View the curriculum.
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B.A. French – Online

Learn from highly-qualified instructors

This is a 180-credit undergraduate program at the completion of which you will earn a Bachelor of Arts in French. The French major online at Oregon State provides a strong foundation in the language, literature and culture of French-speaking countries. You'll engage with the latest course development technology, learn from highly-qualified faculty and interact with students from all over the world.

Degree requirements

  1. Baccalaureate core: 48 credits plus a Writing Intensive Course (WIC) of at least 3 credits
  2. College of Liberal Arts core: 15 credits
  3. B.A. requirements: 0 - 24 credits, depending on placement or completion of first and second-year French
    • The B.A. language requirement includes a second-year proficiency in a second language, including ASL, at the college level with at least a C-.
    • The first two years of French (FR 111 through FR 213) meet this requirement
  4. French major: 45 credits
  5. Study abroad or internship experience in a French-speaking country through an approved program
  6. Electives: as needed to meet the 180-credit minimum to graduate.

To view the French major requirements, please visit Oregon State’s official academic catalog. And please check out the following pages if you need additional information about the baccalaureate core or the College of Liberal Arts core.

Enhance your education with a study abroad experience

To complete the study abroad or internship, degree-seeking Ecampus students are eligible to participate in OSU's education abroad programs offered through the Office of Global Opportunities (OSU GO). OSU GO has developed a diverse collection of programs and countries to choose from, allowing students to match an experience to their needs.

Transfer credit

Some of the degree requirements can be transferred from other colleges and universities. Please note that a minimum of 45 of the last 75 credits earned must be completed at Oregon State (online or on campus) to meet the academic residency requirement. Previously earned credits will need to be reviewed upon admittance into OSU for appropriate articulation. Additional information about transferring credits is available through the Single Course Search tool provided by OSU's Office of Admissions.

French language options

If you're interested in French language courses and not a full undergraduate degree, you can take French language courses online through OSU Ecampus.

Add a minor

OSU Ecampus students have the ability to add a minor to their degree program. OSU offers a diverse offering of minors online. Combine French and a business minor or French plus an economics minor to create an even more powerful resume fit for today's job market.


Notice: Oregon State University students may now take part in internships anywhere in the United States. Read more about Ecampus’ authorization to operate in your state.

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