French (BA)

The BA program in French offers the opportunity to study the language, literature and culture of France and francophone countries. Students gain competence in reading, writing, oral and aural skills in the French language and take a number of related courses on topics such as:

  • art
  • cinema
  • colonization
  • government and political science
  • history and civilization
  • international business
  • linguistics
  • literature and theater
  • popular culture
  • religion

Students are encouraged to join the French Club to help them gain proficiency in the language. In addition, the School of International Letters and Cultures offers faculty-directed summer study abroad programs in France and Quebec, Canada, and it endorses partnership and exchange programs in francophone Africa, Canada and Europe. More information on study abroad opportunities is available at

Degree Offered

French (BA)
Liberal Arts & Sciences, College of


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Career Outlook

Knowledge of multiple languages and intercultural competencies enhance any occupation and offer graduates many career opportunities.

Career fields and occupations using French include:

  • advertising, marketing and communications
  • airline industry
  • cultural advising
  • design
  • diplomatic and foreign service
  • domestic and international banking
  • domestic and international business
  • domestic and international law
  • fashion
  • film, television and multimedia
  • foreign correspondence and journalism
  • health professions
  • hospitality industry
  • hotel and resort management
  • intelligence
  • international education and study abroad
  • interpreting and translation
  • lifestyle management
  • military
  • ministry
  • multilingual administration
  • news and media
  • nongovernmental organization administration
  • public relations
  • publishing
  • social work
  • teaching and research
  • technology industries
  • travel and tourism

Additional education or certification may be required for some career paths.

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