Requirements for the major

I. Departmental requirements: 

A. Completion of 21 credit hours of upper division courses, including FREN-3301. This course, with a grade of “C” or above, is required for admission to the French major. It must be taken at Trinity University with the following exception: 

  • student takes an advanced French grammar course elsewhere (including abroad) and then takes the final exam for FREN-3301 at Trinity and passes it with a grade of “C” or above. Students will receive advanced French credit for such courses taken elsewhere, but the course will not be designated as FREN-3301 unless they take the final exam for FREN-3301 and receive at least a “C.”

B. Completion of one of the following additional requirements: 

  1. Nine additional credit hours of upper division courses in French; OR 
  2. Three upper division credit hours in another language plus six additional credit hours in other courses approved by the major advisor and the department chair. 
II. University requirements:

Completion of all other required elements of the Pathways curriculum and at least 120 credit hours. 


In order to be granted full acceptance for admission to a major in Chinese, French, German, Russian, or Spanish, a student must have completed the FREN-3301 course in that language with a grade of C or better.


The requirements for Honors in Modern Languages and Literatures are the same as the university requirements. A full description of the program is available in the departmental office.

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  Bruce T. Holl, Ph.D. (Chair)


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