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University of Richmond

Program description


The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures offers a major and a minor in French, an honors program for majors, and a cross-school major in French and international business. Students interested in both English and French literature may complete a combined major.

Students majoring in French must complete at least five 300-level French courses and four 400-level French courses. Majors and minors who spend a semester or year studying abroad must plan to complete at least one 400-level course at Richmond upon their return. French honors students complete two 400-level courses for honors credit and write a an honors thesis of 25-30 pages in French. French minors must take four 300-level courses, two of which must be in literature, and one 400-level course. All students must have satisfied their COM2 general education language requirements before beginning 300-level coursework.

Admission requirements

Candidates for admission must have a high school diploma (or recognized equivalent), and must have completed a minimum of 16 units of secondary school coursework. Minimum requirements include four units in English, three in college preparatory mathematics (including Algebra I, II, and Geometry), and at least two each in history, laboratory science, and a second language (two units of the same language, including American Sign Language).

International Admission Requirements

English Proficiency Policy

You can demonstrate English proficiency by:

  • Having been enrolled in an academically rigorous, English-medium secondary school for four years.
  • Obtaining a score of 660 or higher on the SAT evidence-based reading and writing section.
  • Obtaining a score of 28 or higher on the ACT English section.
  • Obtaining a score of 7.5 or higher on the IELTS.
  • Obtaining a grade of A or B in Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate or A-Level English course(s).

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

French Major & Minor courses

  • Writing in French through Culture and Literature

One course, chosen from:

  • French Conversation through Cinema
  • French Grammar Review
  • French at Work
  • French and Francophone Cultures

Two courses, chosen from:

  • The Individual in Society
  • Francophone Literatures and Cultures
  • Medieval and Early Modern Society
  • Revolution in France
  • The Question of Modernity
  • Introduction to Magrhebian Literature and Culture

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

The tuition fee for this program is $56,860 per year.


Skills You Will Gain as a Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Major

  • Understanding historical language change
  • Working with original sources in many fields
  • Determining the needs of others
  • Collaborating as part of a team
  • Weighing values
  • Writing clearly

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University of Richmond

410 Westhampton Way
23173 Richmond Virginia
United States of America

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