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
$318 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 all or nearly all requirements of this program online. View the curriculum.
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4 per year

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 minimum of 180 quarter credits are required to graduate with your French degree. You can find major and track requirements and curriculum details 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.


You will be placed into one of two tracks, depending on your previous experience with the French language. The program advisor will assist you in determining your track:

Track 1 is for students with no previous experience in French. To qualify for this track, your must first complete the lower-division first- and second-year French language sequences (FR 111 through FR 213). A total of 45 upper-division French credits are required.

Track 2 is for students who have prior French language knowledge. To qualify for this track, your must meet with an advisor and provide documentation that certifies intermediate-to-high level on a standardized proficiency exam approved by the OSU French program. A total of 36 upper-division credits are required.

Sample course topics

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

Additional program features

Study abroad or internship

Language majors are strongly encouraged to participate in a pre-approved study abroad program in a country where their language of study is spoken. As a degree-seeking Ecampus student, you'll be eligible to participate in OSU's education abroad programs offered through the Office of Global Opportunities. OSU GO offers a diverse collection of programs and countries to choose from, allowing you to match an experience to your needs and interests.

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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