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Program highlights

  • Travel opportunities to France, Canada or Africa
  • Study abroad with partner like The Jacques Lefevre Institute and others
  • Double major with another degree, such as business or nursing, to make you more marketable

What is it like to major in French?

The French major prepares you to be successful in the 21st century's global society. You will gain all the important language skills: reading, writing, speaking, and listening.  Through your study of the language itself, literature, and history, you can learn to communicate in Spanish and to appreciate the world's diversity.

TravelAfter the initial four-course sequence (Beginning French, Intermediate French, and Advanced Skills I and II), you complete your degree requirements by choosing from a range of literature, civilization and culture classes, or by concentrating on the use of the language in a particular field such as business or health care.

Potential jobs for French majors



Interpreters, for example healthcare

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Peace Corps

Teacher or professor



"My studies in Spanish and French have broadened my horizons both linguistically and culturally. I have become more appreciative of my native language as well."

-TJ Libby '15, Spanish and French double major

French Faculty

French Coursework

To view all required courses for a BA in French click here.

To view all required courses for a Minor in French click here.

For French course descriptions click here.

Laptop Requirement

The French program requires a laptop with Microsoft Office 2010 or later, and wireless and webcam capability.


For information about accreditation click here.



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