The French program at NMSU trains students to understand, read, write, and speak the French language; to gain an appreciation of the impact of the language throughout the world; to increase their knowledge of various global cultural, historical, and social contexts; to think critically and thoughtfully about the Francophone world; and to act meaningfully in issues regarding educational and professional life.


Major and Minor

The French major consists of 24 credits (8 courses) at the 300 and 400 levels) and is often fulfilled in tandem to a second major. When French is the sole major, students study a second language through the second-year sequence, and complete Linguistics 2110G. The program attempts to offer a two-week FLiP study trip to Paris on even-numbered years. In addition, students are encouraged to participate in programs available from the Office of Education Abroad. An 18-credit minor may be earned by completing FREN 3 (2110), FREN 4 (2120) and 12 credits (4 courses) at the 300 and 400 levels.

For more information, contact Dr. Glenn Fetzer (