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French

French is the sixth most-spoken language in the world, utilized on every continent except Antarctica. By the year 2050, it is estimated that French will be the most commonly spoken language in the world due to population growth in sub-Saharan Africa. Speaking multiple languages is a huge advantage in a competitive job search. French is also one of the official languages of the United Nations. In this program, you will immerse yourself in the language, literature and culture of France and the Francophone world.

Career Opportunities

  • Anthropologist
  • Business Administrator
  • Psychologist
  • Sociologist
  • Researcher
  • Teacher
  • Translator

Undergraduate Programs

BA in French, French Civilization Concentration

In the French Major, with a concentration in French Civilization (39 credits), students choose course work in the French language, enhance their written and spoken communication skills, and take related civilization and culture electives to complement their General Education requirements. We also offer the possibility of Study Abroad, for the academic year or with our summer program in Nice, France.

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BA in French, Translation Concentration

In the French Major, with a concentration in French Translation (39 credits), students choose course work in the French language, enhance their written and spoken communication skills, and take related translation electives to complement their General Education requirements. Many of our translation courses offer an internship or other field experience. We also offer the possibility of Study Abroad, for the academic year or with our summer program in Nice, France.

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BA in French with Teacher Certification in French (Preschool-Grade 12)

This program combines the required courses for the BA in French with those required for Teacher Certification in French for grades P-12. To meet the requirements for state certification in teaching French, students take 39 credits in the French program (language, literature, and culture of the French-speaking world), plus required coursework in Teacher Education. We also offer the possibility of Study Abroad, for the academic year or with our summer program in Nice, France.

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BA in French (Combined BA/MAT with Teacher Certification in French (Preschool – 12) and Teacher of Students with Disabilities)

The Dual Degree Dual Certification program is an accelerated program that leads to teacher certification in French (grades P-12), teacher certification in Teacher of Students with Disabilities, a baccalaureate degree and a master’s degree.

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Minor in French

The Minor in French is an 18-credit program available to undergraduate students from any major. Students will take a combination of four required and two elective courses in Intermediate French, composition, conversation, Francophone Film and more. We also offer the possibility of Study Abroad, for the academic year or with our summer program in Nice, France.

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Graduate Programs

MA in French, French Studies Concentration

The graduate program in French, concentration in French Studies, is increasingly useful for positions in government and industries concerned with French-speaking areas of the world. Admission is open to students who hold a bachelor’s degree and have completed at least 24 semester hours of undergraduate French or its equivalent. Students may also study abroad.

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French, Instructional Certification: Teacher Certification in French (Preschool-Grade 12)

This program is for students with a baccalaureate degree who are interested in teaching and wish to pursue Teacher Certification in French for grades P-12. To meet the requirements for state certification in teaching French, students take coursework in the French program (language, literature, and culture of the French-speaking world), plus required coursework in Teacher Education. We also offer the possibility of Study Abroad, for the academic year or with our summer program in Nice, France.

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