The undergraduate minor in French requires a minimum of 15 s.h., including 12 s.h. earned in courses considered advanced for the minor; 9 s.h. of the 12 s.h. in advanced courses must be taken at the University of Iowa in courses numbered 3000 or above (prefix FREN). Students must maintain a g.p.a. of at least 2.00 in all courses for the minor and in all UI courses for the minor. Course work in the minor may not be taken pass/nonpass. All courses for the minor must be taught in French. Furthering Language Incentive Program (FLIP) credit may not be counted toward the minor.
Credit from the University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC) programs in Pau and Lyon, France, and the Study in Montpellier program in France counts as University of Iowa credit for the minor; 6 s.h. earned in other study abroad programs may be counted toward the minor.
Those who plan to use their work toward a minor in French as academic background for earning teacher licensure should contact the College of Education's Office of Student Services about requirements.