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French Minor - Applying to the Program

(HEGIS: , CIP: 16.0901 French Language and Literature)

Department of Romance Languages and Literatures

910 Clemens Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-4620

Dr. Amy C. Graves Monroe

Dr. Henry Berlin
Director of Undergraduate Studies

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Becoming a French Minor Student

Becoming a University at Buffalo Student

Admission to UB is based on a holistic review. We consider high school average, class rank (where applicable), strength of the high school academic record and SAT or ACT scores, if applicable. UB supports SUNY’s decision to temporarily suspend SAT and ACT requirements for admissions for the 2021-22 academic year. This temporary change of admissions eligibility requirements applies to the spring 2021, fall 2021 and spring 2022 cycles. A personal essay, recommendations, documented creative talent, demonstrated leadership, community service and special circumstances are also considered.

The following is not required for admission, but is suggested as adequate preparation for university-level coursework:

  • Four years of English (with a substantial writing component).
  • Four years of social studies.
  • Three years of college-preparatory science.
  • Three years of a second language.
  • Three years of college-preparatory mathematics.

Visit Undergraduate Admissions to learn more.

Freshman Admission to the Program

Transfer Admission to the Program

Coursework in French taken at other institutions may be eligible for transfer credit, and articulation can be checked on the TAURUS website.

Current UB Students Applying to the Program

UB students are eligible for admission to the French minor if they have completed both or at least one of the prerequisites, FR 151 and FR 152, or have had them waived on the basis of prior training. Early admission to the minor will ensure optimal planning for study abroad and other opportunities, such as internships or studies combining language and other fields.

Suggested Introductory Courses

FR 211, FR 212, or FR 213 for students who have already completed intermediate-level work at UB (FR 151 and FR 152) or in high school.
FR 151 LEC and FR 152 for students who have completed the introductory year (FR 101 and FR 102) OR the refresher course (FR 104) or who have taken equivalent courses in high school.
FR 104 for students who have studied some French but need a refresher course before proceeding to the intermediate level (FR 151 and FR 152).
FR 101 and FR 102 for students who have never studied French before.

Published: Oct 21, 2021 14:16:25