Double Majors and Dual Degrees

French at the University of Arizona collaborates with other units to make it easier for students to graduate with double majors and/or dual degrees. Through special agreements, some courses can count for both degrees, allowing students to complete two majors within four years and be more marketable graduates on the global job market.

Even outside of these particular combinations, students who pursue a double major in French and another discipline often have the opportunity to double-count two or more courses toward the completion of both majors. Check with your advisors for more information.
Students earning double majors stand out to employers and graduate and professional schools as having a more comprehensive education providing the skills to think creatively, navigate complex projects, take initiative, provide innovative solutions, lead collaborative teams and communicate effectively with a diverse range of people.

 

POPULAR COMBINATIONS FOR FRENCH STUDENTS

Agreements allow students to share some course requirements for the following double major/dual degree combinations:

French and Africana Studies Double Major

Students who wish to double major in French and Africana Studies may take up to 15 credit hours (5 courses) that will count toward satisfying the requirements of both majors. The student will still need to fulfill all the core and area distribution requirements for both majors. Courses that are not crosslisted between French and Africana Studies will be considered for double-dipping on a case by case basis.

AFAS/FREN double majors may double-dip up to 15 credits (5 courses) for both majors from crosslisted courses, including the following:

  • FREN/AFAS 314 - Caribbean Literature and Culture
  • FREN/AFAS 373 - US & Francophone Hip-Hop Cultures
  • FREN/AFAS 374 - The Politics of Protest in Africa and the Diaspora
  • FREN/AFAS 443 - Contemporary Francophone Literature and Cinema

French and Global Studies Double Major

For students who wish to double major in French and Global Studies, courses applying toward both majors can be double counted, as long as the requirements for each major are met.

GLS/FREN double majors should discuss with their advisors options for double counting courses toward both majors, including the following courses:

  • FREN 310 - Spoken French in Cultural Context
  • FREN 320 - Written French in Cultural Context

French and History Double Major

Students who wish to double major in French and History may take up to 12 credit hours (4 courses) that will count toward satisfying the requirements of both majors.  The student will still need to fulfill all the core and area distribution requirements for both majors.

HIST/FREN double majors may double-dip up to 12 credits (4 courses) for both majors crosslisted courses, including the following:

FREN/HIST 325 - History of France: Development of the Modern French State, 1815-Present

French and Linguistics Double Major

Students who wish to double major in French and Linguistics may take up to 6 credit hours (2 courses) that will count toward satisfying the requirements of both majors.  The student will still need to fulfill all the core and area distribution requirements for both majors.

LING/FREN double majors may double-dip up to 6 credits (2 courses) for both majors from crosslisted courses, including the following:

  • FREN/LING/ENGL/ANTH 461A - French Linguistics
  • FREN/LING/ENGL 462 - Linguistics and the Study of Literature
  • FREN/LING/ENGL 467 - Topics in French Linguistics

French and World Literature Double Major

Students who wish to double major in French and World Literature may take up to 15 credit hours (5 courses) that will count toward satisfying the requirements of both majors.  The student will still need to fulfill all the core and area distribution requirements for both majors.

WLIT/FREN double majors may double-dip up to 15 credits (5 courses) for both majors from the following courses:

  • FREN/AFAS 314 - Caribbean Literature and Culture
  • FREN 410 - Film and Fiction
  • FREN 440 - Topics in French Literature
  • FREN 442 - French Narratives and Film
  • FREN/AFAS 443 - Contemporary Francophone Literature and Cinema

 

OTHER DOUBLE MAJOR COMBINATIONS POPULAR WITH STUDENTS INCLUDE:

  • French and Accounting
  • French and Anthropology
  • French and Arabic
  • French and Architecture
  • French and Art History
  • French and Astronomy
  • French and Biochemistry
  • French and Biology
  • French and Biosystems Engineering
  • French and Business Economics
  • French and Chemical Engineering
  • French and Chemistry
  • French and Communication
  • French and Computer Science
  • French and Creative Writing
  • French and Criminal Justice Studies
  • French and Economics
  • French and Elementary Education
  • French and English
  • French and Film and Television 
  • French and Finance
  • French and German Studies 
  • French and Italian
  • French and Journalism
  • French and Law
  • French and Linguistics
  • French and Management Information Systems
  • French and Mathematics
  • French and Microbiology
  • French and Middle Eastern & North African Studies
  • French and Music Education
  • French and Neuroscience & Cognitive Science
  • French and Performance
  • French and Philosophy, Politics, Economics & Law
  • French and Physics 
  • French and Physiology
  • French and Political Science
  • French and Pre-Business
  • French and Psychology
  • French and Public Health
  • French and Religious Studies
  • French and Russian
  • French and Spanish 
  • French and Sustainable Built Environments
  • French and Sustainable Plant Systems

If you are interested in any of these combinations or would like information on a grouping that is not listed above, please schedule an appointment with one of our advisors who can guide you through the process.