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


Oregon State's online French bachelor's degree program offers you a strong foundation in the language, literature and culture of French-speaking countries. You'll engage with the latest course development and language-acquisition technology, learn from highly qualified faculty and interact with students from all over the world.

Degree requirements

A total of 180 quarter credits are required to graduate. You can find the complete degree requirements and program curriculum on Oregon State’s official academic catalog.

For additional information about OSU's baccalaureate core, please visit our baccalaureate core details page. You can also find complete details about the College of Liberal Arts core.

Sample course topics

  • French culture and society
  • Francophone studies
  • French literary studies
  • Modern-day France
  • French conversation

Additional program features

Study abroad or internship

In order to complete the French degree requirements, students must take part in a study abroad program or internship in a French-speaking country. OSU's education abroad programs are offered through the Office of Global Opportunities. OSU GO has developed a diverse collection of programs and countries to choose from, allowing students to match an experience to their needs.

Transfer credits

Some degree requirements may be transferred from other institutions. Please note that a minimum of 45 credits of the last 75 credits in this degree program must be completed at Oregon State (online or on campus) to meet the academic residency requirement.

Previously earned credits must be reviewed upon admittance to OSU for appropriate articulation. Find more information about transferring credits using the Office of Admissions’ single-course search tool.

French language courses

If you're interested in French language courses rather than a full undergraduate degree, you can take French language courses online through OSU Ecampus.

Add a minor

As an Ecampus student, you can add a minor to your degree program. OSU offers a diverse offering of minors online. Combine French and a business minor or French plus a minor in economics to create an even more powerful résumé 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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