Bachelor of Science in French for Medical Communication (Online)

Develop vital medical communication skills

Over one million people speak French in the United States alone, and effective communication with their medical providers is crucial to receiving effective care. With the Medical Communication track of the Bachelor of Science in French program, you'll become a valuable asset to medical teams at home and overseas that are striving to deliver better care to French-speaking patients.

  • Meeting, convention, and event planner
  • Public relations specialist
  • Sales manager
  • Training manager
  • General and operations manager
  • Interpreter and translator
  • Medical communicator
  • Human resources specialist

Degree information

120 Credit hours
Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
100% Online

For information specific to you and your situation, meet with your academic advisor and find your ideal pathway to complete your degree on time.

The 100% online Bachelor of Science in French consists of 120 credit hours. You may transfer up to 60 previously earned credit hours. Requirements are broken down as follows:

  • Core courses (6 credit hours)
  • Major courses (24 credit hours)
  • Capstone course (3 credit hours)
  • Track courses (15 credit hours)
  • General education and elective courses (as needed to total 120 credit hours)

All courses are 3 credit hours and require a grade of C or better unless otherwise noted.


Core Curriculum (6 credit hours)

  • FREN-F 200/FREN-F 203 - Second Year French I
  • FREN-F 250/FREN-F 204 - Second Year French II

Major Courses (24 credit hours)

Advanced French Grammar
Choose one:

  • FREN-F 328 - Advanced French Grammar and Composition
  • FREN-F 313 - Advanced French Grammar and Composition

Spoken French
Choose one:

  • FREN-F 315 - Conversation and Diction I
  • FREN-F 316 - Conversation and Diction II

Upper-Level Coursework in French - Applied and Cultural (15 credit hours)
Choose five:

  • FREN-F 300 - Lectures et Analyses Litteraires
  • FREN-F 391 - Studies in French Film
  • FREN-F xxx - Francophone Film
  • FREN-F 330 - Intro to Translating French and English
  • FREN-F 334 - French for the Medical and Technical world
  • FREN-F 363 - Introduction a la France modern
  • FREN-F 415 - La culture Francophone
  • FREN-F 450 - Colloquium in French Studies
  • FREN-F 463 - Civilisation Francaise I
  • FREN-F 475 - Advanced Oral Practice I
  • FREN-F 480 - French Conversation
  • FREN-Y 396 - Study Abroad

Capstone and Career-Professional Preparation

Concentration - Medical Communication in French
Choose five courses (15 credit hours)

  • FREN-F 330 - Introduction to Translating French and English
  • FREN-F 334 - French for the Medical and Technical World
  • AHLT-R 185/HIM-M 195 - Medical Terminology
  • AHLT-B 311/BUS-H 320 - Systems of Healthcare Delivery
  • CMCL-C 427/SPCH-S 427 - Cross-Cultural Communication
  • SPEA-H 452 - Health Disparities


Choose as needed to reach 120 credits.

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Charles L. Pooser Ph.D.

Associate Professor of French & International Studies
Coordinator of French Studies

Knobview Hall 233C
(812) 941-2128

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