French Minor

The Department of Romance Studies is a diverse, multicultural, and plurilingual academic unit that engages in research and instruction in French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, and the historical minority languages of Europe and the Americas.

Students unable to undertake a full eight-course French program may register for the French minor. This option also is available to students in some professional schools.


In addition to the program requirements listed below, students must:

  • take at least nine hours of their minor "core" requirements at UNC–Chapel Hill
  • earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.000 in the minor core requirements. Some programs may require higher standards for minor or specific courses.

For more information, please consult the degree requirements section of the catalog.

Core Requirements
FREN 3003
Four additional FREN courses numbered above FREN 204, excluding FREN 308, FREN 401, FREN 402, FREN 601, FREN 692H. At least two courses (six hours) must be above 300. 112
Total Hours15

Students may not take more than two courses from FREN 255FREN 260, and FREN 262.  

French (FREN) course descriptions.

See the program page here for special opportunities.

Department of Romance Studies

Visit Program Website

238 Dey Hall, CB# 3170

(919) 962-2062

Undergraduate Advisor and Study Abroad

Dorothea Heitsch

Director of French Language Instruction

Valérie Pruvost


Ellen Welch

Director of Undergraduate Studies

Amy Chambless