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In today's rapidly changing world, there is intense demand for women and men who understand other cultures and can communicate in more languages than their own. They know that a new language is an open door into very different ways of living and understanding the world.


Explore the incredible diversity of the Francophone world, from Paris to Quebec to Haiti, through literature, film and culture. Study French for the professions, and use it in business-related fields. Live the language through service learning.

Small classes.

For a better understanding and proficiency in your language, we limit class sizes to encourage greater student participation.

Live it.

Put your skills to practice by spending a semester studying abroad in France.

Suggested curriculum

Major courses are bolded.


  • French I & II
  • Rhetoric and Composition I & II
  • Growth of Western Civilization I or II
  • Individual and Social Behavior Elective
  • Introduction to Theology
  • Science and Nature Elective
  • History Elective
  • Natural Science Elective



  • French III & IV
  • Mathematical Reasoning Elective
  • Philosophy of Human Nature
  • Math, Logic or Computer Science Elective
  • Two Social-behavioral Science Electives



  • Five French Courses
  • Diverse Cultures Elective
  • Theory of Ethics
  • Theology Electives
  • Philosophy Elective



  • Five French Courses
  • Senior Experience
  • Electives


You might like the French major if you

✓ like French language and culture

✓ have strong written and spoken communication skills

✓ are interested in studying abroad

What can you do with a major in French?

FrenchMany graduates succeed in a variety of careers, including education, international affairs and business, international news agencies, and airlines.

Learn more about what you can do with a major in French.

Visit the department that offers the French major.

Contact us


Application status

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