Where Can I Find an Online Bachelor's Degree in French Language?

At present, most universities and colleges only offer online courses in the French language. While bachelor's degrees in French aren't typically offered online, some schools offer traditional French language degree programs. Schools offering Communications degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

Schools that Offer Online Degree Programs in French

University of Louisiana - Monroe

This university has a fully online Bachelor of Arts in Modern Language with a French concentration. A new program, it is still being developed and courses will be added as they become available. You'll develop skills in verbal communication, reading and listening comprehension, narration and literary analysis. A capstone course is included in the program.

To earn this degree, you'll need to complete at least 30 hours of advanced coursework in French. Students who complete the program should be able to speak French at an intermediate level and read and write at an advanced level.

Oregon State University

OSU's E-campus offers first- and second-year French courses entirely online. You'll learn how to use standard French language conventions and get training in basic French vocabulary. The programs are offered in a 3-course sequence for both the first-year and second-year options. These courses teach you to create messages and formulate and answer questions in French.

Pronunciation, reading, listening comprehension and reading are all covered in the first year courses, while second-year courses focus on advanced reading and vocabulary skills. You can also find online courses in survival French and French literature. Online students at this regionally accredited college are taught by the same instructors who teach the on-campus language courses.

Schools that Offer Online Courses

A number of universities offer online courses in French, though you'll need to take on-campus courses in order to earn a degree in this language. In many cases, you can transfer the credits earned in these courses into an on-campus degree program. Some schools offer French courses online through extensions or continuing education programs. These courses might be taught by the same instructors that teach on-campus courses or they might use the same textbooks, depending on the school.

Some options might be self-paced, so you can complete the lessons when you have time, although you'll likely need to complete all the requirements for a course within one year. Course you can take online include beginning and intermediate French, French culture and language, French for travelers and business French. Schools that offer these courses include:

  • University of Wisconsin - Madison Continuing Studies: Offers first through fourth semester French language courses online. Courses in business French, French culture and poetry are available through correspondence.
  • Harvard Extension School: Courses offered online include elementary and intermediate French, French for travelers, reading, culture and oral expression.
  • University of Southern Florida - St. Petersburg: Offers beginning French courses online.

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