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Bridge Prgram - French

 

Advance your
professional
language skills
Earn credit toward
your degree while
studying abroad
Keep going while
you’re ahead! Start in
3rd year classes
Build
key career
competencies  

 

Study abroad in France, Senegal, and other French-speaking countries
Participate in a service learning project with the Bennion Center
Get a French-speaking internship through the Hinckley Institute
Meet with a coach in the Career & Professional Development Center
Join the TRIO Programs for first-gen college students
Build your own community on campus through LEAP or Block U

 

Major or Minor in French at the U

If you took the AP French Exam and 1-3 Bridge program Chinese courses in high school, you are well on your way to finishing a major or minor in French. The Chinese major and minor are already short and flexible compared to other majors and minors at the U. Many students choose to double major in French and another field!

Major in French at the U

download french major requirements pdf     French program webpage

A French major at the U requires:

  • WLC 2010 or 2020
  • FRNCH 3040 (after completing the lower-division French classes 1010, 1020, 2010, and 2020)
  • 5 intermediate-level elective courses
  • FRNCH 4600
  • 3 advanced-level elective courses
  • WLC Signature Practicum Experience

 

Bridge students have a leg up! 

  • Bridge students who received a score of 3, 4, or 5 on the AP French Exam taken prior to starting Bridge classes may register directly for FRNCH 3040 without having to take any of the lower-division French courses or another placement test. 
  • Bridge students who took 1, 2, or 3 Bridge courses in high school may count those courses toward the intermediate elective courses requirement (and therefore have only 2, 3, or 4 intermediate elective courses left).

 

Minor in French at the U

download french minor requirements pdf     french program webpage

A French minor at the U requires:

  • FRNCH 3040 (after completing the lower-division French classes 1010, 1020, 2010, and 2020)
  • 4 elective courses

 

Bridge students have a leg up! 

  • Bridge students who received a score of 3, 4, or 5 on the AP French Exam taken prior to starting Bridge classes may register directly for FRNCH 3040 without having to take any of the lower-division French courses or another placement test. 
  • Bridge students who took 1, 2, or 3 Bridge courses in high school may count those courses toward the elective courses requirement (and therefore have only 1, 2, or 3 elective courses left).

 

Questions about any of these requirements? Email wlc-advising@utah.edu

Career Paths

French goes hand-in-hand with any career!

Here are just a few paths you can follow with a French or French Teaching Major:

  • Diplomacy and International Relations
  • Medical and Health Care
  • Legal Services
  • CIA, FBI, NSA
  • Marketing and Advertising
  • Teaching and Curriculum Development
  • Local or Global Non-Profit Organizations
  • Video Game Consulting
  • International Business
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Interpretation and Translation
  • Media & Journalism
  • Technical Writing
  • Organization Management & Administration
  • Events Coordination


By continuing to study French after Bridge you can... 

  • Start in third-year classes
  • Advance your professional language skills
  • Save money on tuition by using your Bridge classes towards your degree
  • Earn credit toward your degree while studying abroad
  • Build key career competencies like critical thinking, global/intercultural fluency, oral/written communication and more

 

Ready to Go Further?

You’re only 2 classes away from finishing a French minor if you took 3 Bridge classes:

  • Intensive French Grammar OR Advanced French Grammar
  • One Elective Class (see French Minor course requirements worksheet)


Here are some classes you can take to continue studying French:

  • French Language & Culture in Context
  • French Popular Culutre
  • Community Engaged Learning
  • French Translation
  • 19th Century French Literature and Culture
  • 20th & 21st Century French Literature and Culture
  • Francophone Literature and Cultures
  • Medieval & Renaissance Studies

To declare a minor in French, email wlc-advising@utah.edu.

To declare a major in French, set up an appointment with a WLC Academic Advisor here:
 https://languages.utah.edu/advising.php 

Dual Degree

Declare your major in French or French Teaching AND another field

Health Sciences

Education

Psychology

Engineering

Business

Communication

 

 

Financial Aid & Scholarships

  • Merit scholarships available for incoming freshmen who complete a U of U admissions application by the priority deadline
  • Complete the FAFSA for need-based scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study jobs
  • The Fishburn, WLC Departmental, and WLC Learning Abroad Scholarships are only available to WLC majors and students on WLC study abroad programs
  • Check out more scholarship opportunities at financialaid.utah.edu

 

Purchase Extra Credits toward your U of U Degree

All students who complete at least 1 Bridge course in high school and pass with a B- or better are eligible for 16 credits of lower division language credit. (This is equivalent to the courses and levels they have tested out of at the university level: FRNCH 1010, 1020, 2010, and 2020; 4 credits each.)

  • Students who received a 5 on the AP exam prior to taking their Bridge course(s) will automatically receive 16 credits on their student record equivalent to the four 4-credit courses they have tested out of (1010, 1020, 2010, and 2020). These students cannot purchase any extra credits toward their U of U degree, since the maximum number of lower-division credits for any language is 16.

 

  • Students who received a 4 on the AP exam prior to taking their Bridge course(s) will automatically receive 12 credits to their student record equivalent to the three 4-credit courses they have tested out of (1010, 1020, and 2010). If these students pass at least 1 Bridge course in high school with a B- or better, they are eligible to purchase the remaining 4 credits (for $40/credit) in the sequence by setting up an appointment for "Purchasing Language Credits" with a WLC Academic Advisor here: https://languages.utah.edu/advising.php.

 

  • Students who received a 3 on the AP exam prior to taking their Bridge course(s) will automatically receive 8 credits to their student record equivalent to the two 4-credit courses they have tested out of (1010 and 1020). If a student passes at least 1 Bridge course in high school with a B- or better, they are eligible to purchase the remaining 8 credits (for $40/credit) in the sequence by setting up an appointment for "Purchasing Language Credits" with a WLC Academic Advisor here: https://languages.utah.edu/advising.php.

 

For questions about this policy, email wlc-advising@utah.edu

 

Quick Answer Advising walk-in and call-in hours:
Monday - Friday | 8:30am - 4:30pm
(801) 581-7561 | LNCO 1400


Email questions to
wlc-advising@utah.edu

Schedule a phone, video chat, or in-person appointment at languages.utah.edu/advising.php

Academic Advisor:
Olivia Davis | olivia.davis@utah.edu 

 

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Last Updated: 7/7/21