French Minor

Minors in French must take six courses numbered FREN 1502 INTERMEDIATE FRENCH II and higher, to be chosen in consultation with the assigned departmental French minor adviser.

These courses, to be completed all in French, will normally include the following courses:

Course Title Credits
Required Courses
Electives 2
Select four electives numbered above FREN 1502.
Two of these must be 3000-level courses.

Courses numbered lower than 1502 will not count toward the minor. 

All courses counting towards the core language requirement and the major or the minor in a modern foreign language, literature and culture must be taken for credit and a letter grade. When AP or IB credits are awarded as equivalent to the 1502 level in a language, these credits will be applied toward the core language requirement and, as elective credits, toward graduation, but they will not be applied toward the major or the minor in that language.

Study Abroad

A maximum of two courses taken abroad for one semester and a maximum of three courses taken abroad for one year may apply toward the French minor. These courses must be approved by the assigned departmental French minor advisor prior to studying abroad.


The minor in French is available at Fordham College at Rose Hill and Fordham College at Lincoln Center. Students in Fordham School of Professional and Continuing Studies may minor in French only if their schedules are sufficiently flexible to permit them to take day classes at the Rose Hill or Lincoln Center campuses.