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La Cité, University of Regina

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in French and Francophone Intercultural Studies

Our traditional Bachelor of Arts (BA) program has been completely reshaped to integrate innovative teaching methods. Professors create their own material and pedagogical resources specifically adapted to University of Regina students, while making use of the newest classroom technologies.


The BA focuses on study of the French language and Francophone cultures around the world.

A French degree opens up many doors in Canada and internationally, both on the personal and professional levels. It allows you to develop:


Pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, reading and writing in French; language structure and linguistic theories; economic, political, social, intellectual, artistic and history from francophone regions; a holistic appreciation for francophone cultures and their challenges.


Pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, reading and writing in French; French language structure and linguistic theories; economic, political, social, intellectual, artistic and linguistic history of Francophone regions; a comprehensive understanding of Francophone cultures and the problems facing them.

Careers in many fields and a wide range of jobs...

  • Journalist/editor
  • Event/conference organizer
  • Federal public servant/administrator
  • Teacher/professor
  • Foreign service officer
  • Administrator
  • Social services worker
  • Language evaluator
  • Customs agent
  • Missionary
  • Development officer/community officer
  • Museum assistant
  • Researcher
  • Travel agent/guide
  • Translator/interpreter
  • Assistant to an MLA or MP
  • Culture and heritage officer
  • Librarian
  • Political analyst
  • Public relations/communications officer


Why take a this program?

  • Numerous study and work opportunities in Canada and abroad
  • The opportunity to participate in the cooperative education program
  • Degree with bilingual mention: 40-60% of courses in French, at least two of which are in faculties other than La Cité or the Faculty of Education
  • Access to the Student Services Centre (free tutoring service, work readiness, etc.)
  • Access to numerous scholarships offered solely to students in a French program



Daniel Fortier, La Cité graduate and Government of Saskatchewan employee


Admission Requirements

* No previous knowledge of French is required


Degree options

Major in French

  • At least 16 French classes (or 48 credit hours)
  • 65% GPA required in major courses

Honours in French

  • At least 16 French classes (or 48 credit hours)
  • 75% GPA required in major courses
  • Students will be required to submit a honour thesis (FRN 499) during their final year


Program Requirements

Minimum 48 credit hours (16 FRN courses)

  • FRN 201 (Exploration II)
  • FRN 300 (Achievement I)
  • FRN 301 (Achievement II)
  • FRN 236 (The Structure of Modern French)
  • FRN 246 (The Francophone World)
  • FRN 366 (French Literature)
  • Two 200 level FRN courses (students may use FRN 200 if they achieved a minimum grade of 75%), such as:
    • FRN 220 AB (French in Your Plate!)
    • FRN 220 AD (Francophone Cinema)
    • FRN 220 AA (Customs and Rituals in French Canada)
  • Three 300 level FRN courses, such as:
    • FRN 340 AD (Francophone Women)
    • FRN 350 AA (The Dynamics of Language and Society)
  • Two 400 level FRN courses
    • FRN 440 AA (The Francophone 60s)

*Please note that FRN 100, 101, 110 and 200 are not recognized within the French major. However, credits will be recognized within the degree program.

Students interested in a French major but with a language level below FRN 201 are encouraged to apply for the Certificate in French as a Second Language.

For current course offerings, check UR Self-Service.

For specific pre-requisites and co-requisites, please refer to the Undergraduate Calendar.

Contact our Academic Advisor for a program outline and proposed sequencing for a student doing the 120-credit BA in French.

Students given advanced standing in French, based on the French pre-registration assessment, may be exempted from up to 9 of the required 39 credit hours, according to the standing they are granted. The course(s) from which a student is exempted will be determined by the French Department.

Students who have never studied French before may register in FRN 100 without doing the assessment.

However, ALL students with any background in French (including elementary school, high school, immersion, living or studying in a French-speaking environment) registering in their first course at the university MUST take the mandatory assessment.

Students who have a background in core French would normally begin their studies at the 100 level (100, 101, etc.). Students with grade 12 French immersion would normally begin their studies at the 200 level (201, 300, etc.).

Please contact :

Centre de services aux étudiants
La Cité universitaire francophone, LI 220

* We will book an advising session upon request.



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La Cité universitaire francophone constitutes the main hub for French-language university programming, research and services offered at the University of Regina and across the province.

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