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Concurrent Certificate in Professional French

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Department of French
Togo Salmon Hall, Room 532, ext. 24470

The concurrent Certificate in Professional French provides students with substantial vocabulary from such fields as business, law, medicine, journalism and the hospitality industry. Through a focus on the study of sample cases, the certificate will help prepare students for possible real-life situations which they could encounter in their careers.


  1. No more than 6 units of the Certificate may be completed using non-McMaster courses.
  2. Students majoring in any French program who also wish to complete the certificate must take FRENCH 2I03  and FRENCH 3II3  as elective credit. These courses must then be taken in addition to the French (Honours B.A., Combined Honours B.A. or B.A.) degree requirements.
  3. Students uncertain as to whether language course prerequisites best reflect their linguistic ability are encouraged to consult the French department for a placement test.
  4. Students interested in further study may wish to review requirements for the Minor in French , however, should note that they would be unable to declare both the Concurrent Certificate in Professional French and the Minor in French.


Any student in an undergraduate degree program at McMaster may declare the certificate, at the time of graduation, and upon completion of the following courses in French.

Alternate Pathway to Certificate

Those students who begin their French Studies at McMaster with FRENCH 2B03  may still complete the concurrent Certificate in Professional French, through fulfilment of the following alternate pathway.

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