The B.A. in French with honors is available to students who have an overall G.P.A. of 3.0 and a G.P.A. of at least 3.5 in courses counted for French major credit.

To fulfill the requirements of the Honors Program, students must complete three 400-level courses and write an Honors Thesis of 25-30 pages, in French, in conjunction with a 400-level course on a subject agreed upon with the course instructor.  Students will have up to two semesters to complete the thesis.

The Honors Thesis will be read by the course instructor and by a second faculty reader.

For further information, please contact the  director of the Honors Program in French, Dr. Antonia Szabari (at, THH 155B; or you may email her via the tab at the bottom of the page labelled “Information Request for the BA in French with Honors.”

These requirements are excerpted from the USC Catalogue. The USC Catalogue is the document of authority for all students. The program requirements listed in the USC Catalogue supersede any information which may be contained in any bulletin of any school or department. The university reserves the right to change its policies, rules, regulations, requirements for graduation, course offerings and any other contents of this catalogue at any time. Feel free to peruse the USC Catalogue via the link at the bottom of the page labelled “USC Catalogue.”

For more information and specific degree requirements, please email the department’s academic advisor for French, Isaura Peña, or contact her by  telephone at 213-740-2534. You may email her through the link labelled “Information Request on Italian or French BA Major or Minor Requirements.”

For further information on Undergraduate Studies in French and Italian, please contact the director of Undergraduate Studies, Dr. Julie Van Dam; you might also email through the link labelled “Information request Undergraduate French and Italian Studies.”