About this Program

Whether studying French as preparation for studying and working in a French-speaking country, this program offers both curricular and extracurricular means to meet your goals. Though a broad range of offerings and opportunities, this program encourages students to work not only toward proficiency in the French language, but to learn about the culture, history, literature, politics, and geography of the French-speaking world.

Program Highlights

  • Course content is both literary and more broadly cultural, drawing on fields such as history, philosophy, politics, economics, and the arts

  • Courses taught in an interactive format with a focus on listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills as well as intercultural competence

  • Students have access to the Language Learning Center as a resource

Degree Level
Degree Earned
Bachelor of Arts
Delivery Modes


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What are the requirements to apply for French at ODU?
Students entering the Bachelor of Arts program in French should meet the minimum university admission requirements Undergraduate Admission.
  • Must complete the Lower Division General Education requirements and the core requirements.

  • A cumulative grade point average of 2.00 is required for the 30 hours of upper-division courses in French.

  • No more than two FR courses taught in English can be counted for the major. 

  • At least 12 hours in the concentration must be taken at Old Dominion University. 


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Estimated rates for the 2023-24 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Active Duty Military Rate
Cost Per-Credit $250
Virginia Resident
Cost Per-Credit $393
Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States
Cost Per-Credit $407
Cost Per-Credit $1,073

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