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Advanced French for Business Minor

**Available to students graduating on or before fall 2020.**

The French program offers a wide variety of options combining the study of French language with business. We have opportunities for students of all levels and majors for the study of business and French. 

Total Credit Hours: 18

Advanced Grammar, Composition, and Conversation (6 Hours)

Business French Courses (6 Hours)

Introduction to French Literature (3 Hours)

French Culture Course (3 Hours)

  • 18 hours of coursework at the 3000 and 4000 level

Why Study French?

French is the second most widely learned foreign language in the world, after English. It is taught in every country in the world and spoken on five continents. The United Nations, NATO, UNESCO, and the International Olympic Committee all use French as one of their official working languages. Studying French gives you a professional advantage on the international job markets, including opportunities in Europe, Canada, and Africa. France has a rich culture, especially in fashion, cuisine, and the arts. This culture is a part of what makes France the number one tourist destination. Having a working knowledge of the French language can also open up opportunities at renowned universities around the world.

At Virginia Tech, you will study the French language, composition, literature, and culture. Courses include Intermediate and Advanced Business French and Special Topics in French Life, Literature, and Language.


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Beyond the Classroom

Virginia Tech in Paris

Six credit hours. Study abroad at its finest! Tailored to your level of French, from beginner to advanced. Open to non-VT students.  

Application deadline February 15, 2021. Deadline may be extended if space remains--please inquire! 

Contact Medoune Guey for more information.
*Dates subject to slight modification.


Contact Us
If you have questions about pursuing this minor, please contact:

 Dr. Richard Shryock 
305 Major Williams Hall
220 Stanger St.
Blacksburg, VA 24061