At Marquette, the French and Francophone Studies program explores the incredible diversity of the Francophone world, from Europe to Africa and Northern America to the Caribbean. Whether they decide to pursue graduate school, a career in international relations, business, teaching or even take up residence in French speaking countries, our French majors and minors leave Marquette equipped with the linguistic skills and cultural awareness that allow them to navigate more than 50 French speaking countries in the world, covering all continents.  

If you are interested or just curious about the French program, please click here to make an appointment with any of our faculty.

Be part of something special.

Marquette's distinguished faculty are international scholars, award-winning creative writers and are fully committed to guiding every student in their learning process.

The small class sizes are designed to encourage greater student participation, individualized attention from faculty and foster a sense of community with other French students.

Our student-led groups, Le Cercle Français (The French Club) and Pi Delta Phi (The French Honor Society) allow students to converse and participate in activities related to francophone cultures.

Study abroad.

Our study abroad programs will allow you to explore countries in...

  • Europe (France)
  • Northern and sub-Saharan Africa (Morocco, Rwanda, Senegal, Côte d’Ivoire)
  • Canada (Québec)

And to study in prestigious institutions such as:

  • École des Sciences Politiques (Sciences Po)
  • Université Catholique de Lille
  • Université Catholique de Paris
  • Université de Laval

Explore the French Speaking World.

Students in the French and Francophone Studies program are introduced to specialized courses (taught in French or English), which explore the History, the Literatures, the Arts, as well as the Cultural and Societal Issues affecting the French Speaking World.

Some of the classes you'll take:

  • Advanced French for Business
  • Francophone Art or Film: Non-Western
  • French Existentialism
  • Francophone Studies in Human Rights

For a complete listing of required courses for the program in French, please visit the Marquette University Online Bulletin at this link.