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French for Translation and Global Industry (BA)

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  • Program Prerequisite: Completion of first and second-year courses in French or equivalent preparation.
  • Minor: Not required.
  • Grade Requirements: A grade of “C” or better in courses used for this major (a grade of “C-” is not acceptable). Also refer to the general grade requirements for graduation .
  • Credit Hour Requirements: A total of 120 credit hours is required for graduation – 40 hours of these must be upper division (courses numbered 3000 and above). For the major, a minimum of 46.5 upper division hours is required beyond the prerequisite lower division courses (prerequisite courses, if needed, total 12 credit hours). At least 6 credit hours of major courses must be completed at WSU.
  • Program Code: 3108BA
  • CIPC: 160901


French majors are encouraged to meet with a faculty advisor at least annually for course and program advisement. Call 801-626- 6183 for more information or to schedule an appointment.  (Also refer to the Department Advisor Referral List.)

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Admission Requirements

Declare your program of study (see Enrollment Services and Information ). There are no special admission or application requirements for this major.

General Education

Refer to Degree Requirements  of this catalog for Bachelor of Arts requirements. FRCH 2020  will fulfill the 3 credit hours for the Humanities General Education requirement. A student who completes an upper-division French course with a “C” or better will also meet this requirement. Credit for Humanities General Education (HU2020) cannot be obtained through examination. The prerequisite courses listed under the major requirements will also fulfill the BA Language requirement.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate speaking and listening proficiency in the language they are studying.
  • Demonstrate writing ability, including a command of grammar and appropriate usage to express their ideas.
  • Demonstrate the ability to write in different styles.
  • Write an analysis or a literary or cultural work in the language.
  • Describe and explain aspects of the culture(s) of the language being studied.
  • Demonstrate proficiency with technological tools and methodologies used to perform tasks within the context of a specific professional field (translation, business, or international relations).


During their senior year, all French majors will complete FL 4990  in order to help the department assess how well it has met its goals. Students are encouraged to keep copies of their best work from each course taken in the major. These samples will be used in FL 4990 .

Major Course Requirements for BA Degree

Prerequisite Courses

Complete the following 12 credit hours (or demonstrate equivalent proficiency).

Language and Structure Courses (6 credit hours)

Select two courses (a minimum of 6 credit hours) from the following.

Translation and Localization Requirements (12 credit hours)

Global Industry Requirements (6 credit hours)

Select two courses (a minimum of 6 credit hours) from the following.

Support and Application Courses

Technology Elective (6 credit hours)

Select two courses (a minumum of 6 credit hours) from the following.

Writing Course (3 credit hours)

Select one course (a minimum of 3 credit hours) from the following.

Linguistics Course (3 credit hours)

Select one course (a minimum of 3 credit hours) from the following.


Complete at least 1 credit hour in an internship; it is recommended that this be completed during the senior year. An internship may, on occasion, earn up to three credit hours.

Senior Assessment

Elective Courses (9 credit hours)

Select three courses (a minumum of 9 credit hours) from the following.

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