Engaging Minds, Transforming Lives


The French program provides students with the tools and opportunities to become competent, confident, culturally literate citizens of our increasingly global society.

We form strong critical thinkers and writers who excel in their careers nationally and internationally thanks to the flexibility and quickness of mind gained from studying language, literature, culture and film.

French majors and minors tie their language studies to in-depth analysis of literature, culture and film. The French Program’s curriculum integrates speaking, writing and culture into all courses, enhanced by faculty mentoring and interdisciplinary opportunities. French students are strongly encouraged to study abroad. Several graduates have won scholarships to teach in France, through the French Embassy’s Teaching Assistant Program.

The French Program also builds diverse perspectives through course materials tailored to students’ needs, as well as multimedia in the Language Learning Center. The Capstone provides majors with training in independent research and prepares them for work in many fields. Alumni pursue Master’s and PhD degrees and careers in art, business, international affairs, law, management, public health, and teaching. Click here for our newsletter.

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