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B.S. in French Translation

The Bachelor of Science in French Translation is a preprofessional degree designed for students to develop the skills needed to become working translators. The program also introduces the rudiments of translation theory as it applies to the actual practice. While meeting requirements designed to ensure competence in French, translation majors take five core courses in translation during the junior and senior years. The major features a subject area specialty requirement, which enables translation students to acquire a level of expertise in a specific field in which they can specialize as translators. Translation majors are strongly encouraged to undertake study in a country where French is spoken.

Students interested in declaring a B.S. in French Translation should contact the Department of Modern and Classical Language Studies, where advising is mandatory.

Major Requirements

Programs    Requirements and Roadmaps   
Minor in French    2012    2011    2010    2009 or prior   
Minor in Business French    2012    2011    2010    2009 or prior   
Bachelor of Arts in French Literature, Culture and Translation*    2012    2011    2010    2009 or prior   
Bachelor of Science in French Translation    2012    2011    2010    2009 or prior   
Master of Arts in French    2012    2011    2010    2009 or prior   
Master of Arts in Translation (French to English)    2012    2011    2010    2009 or prior   
* Teaching licensure candidates also complete a Minor in Education.    2012    2011    2010    2009 or prior   

See the most recent course descriptions for French (spring 2012)

ALL MCLS MINORS AND MAJORS MUST CONSULT AN MCLS ADVISOR EACH SEMESTER.

ALL UPPER DIVISION COURSES ARE RESTRICTED. ALL STUDENTS REQUIRE A PERMIT FROM AN MCLS ADVISOR IN ORDER TO ENROLL IN SUCH COURSES.

Minimum cumulative 2.00 GPA required for graduation.

Study Abroad:

Through the University's Office of Global Education, students may participate in the Geneva semester on International Affairs in Switzerland and pursue studies of the United Nations, international business and economics, and French studies. An exchange program with the University of Bordeaux III allows an opportunity for students to live for a year with French-speaking families and study French as a second language intensively. Students with more advanced skills may study Political Science and Economics at the University of Bordeaux IV.See also:

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