BA/MA (4+1) Degree Program
What is it?
This program allows outstanding French students to complete a BA and MA in five years.
What are the benefits?
Students with advanced proficiency in French work with a mentor to design a course of study tailored to their individual interests to prepare for graduate school or a career in diplomacy, business, law, or teaching.
What are the requirements?
- Completion of the major in French by the end of the junior year
- Cum GPA 3.5; French GPA 3.7
- 1 semester at Vanderbilt in France (ViF internship highly recommended)
- Application to the BA/MA (4+1) Degree Program at the end of semester 5
- Completion of a thesis (50 pages)
Typical course of study beginning with French 2501w:
Semester 1 1 course 3 hours
Semester 2 1 course 3 hours
*Semester 3 ViF (4 courses + internship) 15 hours
*Semester 4 1 course 3 hours
*Semester 5 2 courses 6 hours
Apply to the 4+1 program
*Semester 6 2 courses 6 hours
Completion of French major 36 hours
Semester 7 1 course 4 hours
**Semester 8 1 course 4 hours
**Semester 9 2 courses + 3 thesis hours 11 hours
**Semester 10 2 courses + 3 thesis hours 11 hours
Presentation of thesis at end of semester
Completion of MA 30 hours
*Students may choose to attend Vanderbilt in France during the 3rd, 4th, 5th, or 6th semesters.
** In consultation with the mentor, 2 or 3 courses in the MA program may be undergraduate courses with added work for graduate credit. Students take graduate-level courses during the 4th and 5th years.
—- NOTE: Graduate courses in French are 4 credit hours each.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THIS PROGRAM PLEASE CONTACT:
Professor Virginia Scott firstname.lastname@example.org