Eiffel TowerThe French Program offers courses at all levels of French. It is supported by a state-of-the-art computer and audio/visual lab, study abroad programs in France and Quebec, various student activities, and a dedicated French faculty.

Major & Minor

A French Major can be completed in 4 years. A French Minor ​can be completed in 3 years, but we recommend 4​ years.

  • Students who place higher than French 101, or who study abroad, might finish sooner.
  • Teaching candidates have 4-9 additional hours, depending on their emphasis 
    (Elementary, Secondary, or K-12).
  • 3 - 6 hours of Study Abroad required (Summer or Semester).
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French is a major international language, spoken in Canada, Europe, Africa, and the Caribbean.

Today's businesses often need employees who:

  • can communicate in French over the telephone or in person;
  • can write correspondence in French;
  • can navigate French sites on the Internet;
  • understand the customs and traditions of French-speaking countries;
  • have a perspective on the world outside the United States

How do I gain a professional advantage?

Many French majors have a second major or a minor in an area such as:

  • Business
  • International Studies
  • Broadcasting
  • Hospitality Services
  • Computer Science
  • Political Science
  • Journalism
  • Technology

Future French teachers also have a second major or a minor in such areas as:

  • Another foreign language
  • Math
  • Science
  • English
  • History
  • Athletics