A major in French consists of 31 credits beginning at the 200 level including prior-learning credits. In addition, majors must complete two courses in literature (one in Continental French literature and one in Francophone literature) and one in civilization/culture. Normally, majors must take at least 19 credits in French at Mount St. Mary's, of which a minimum of six credits must be taken during the senior year for those students who have a single major, and three credits for those with a double major. In addition students must take FREN 498 - Senior Seminar in the fall of their senior year.
Eligible students beginning at FREN 201 Intermediate French I (3) will receive 3 credits prior-learning upon successful completion of FREN 201 Intermediate French I (3) (C or better). Eligible students beginning at FREN 301 Introduction to French Studies (3) will receive 6 credits prior-learning upon successful completion of FREN 301 Introduction to French Studies (3) (C or better). Prior-learning does count toward the number of credits required for the major.
To earn a Bachelor of Arts in French, students must complete a minimum of 120 credit hours. Students must also earn a major GPA of 2.0, and a cumulative GPA of 2.0.