Eifel Tower on a warm Parish night


The requirements for this concentration depend on each student’s individual level of French language upon entering the program. Language testing will determine placement, and students new to French will have to achieve two years of French language proficiency to complete the program (equivalent to completion of FREN A201). Students with a higher level of French proficiency entering the program will have additional elective courses within this concentration.

Curriculum Requirements

The concentration in French requires successful completion of 31 credit hours in a combination of French language courses; a selection of French electives in literature, culture and film classes; and a French capstone course.  A thesis sequence is available to interested students, and can be completed within the concentration’s electives.

·         FREN A200 Second Year French I
·         FREN A201 Second Year French II
·         24 credit hours of French (FREN) Electives – usually 8 courses, see course descriptions
·         FREN A480 Capstone (1 cr)

Teacher Certification

Loyola offers a teacher certification in secondary education in French.  To qualify, students must complete a series of focus area courses. Learn more about teacher certification in French.

French Program Resources

·         Detailed curriculum requirements
·         Curriculum requirements for previous years
·         French (FREN) course descriptions