French, BA


At a Glance: program details

  • Location: Tempe campus
  • Additional Program Fee: No
  • Second Language Requirement: No
  • Math Intensity: General program math intensity general
  • Initial Math Course: MAT 142 - College Mathematics

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Did you know that French is the fifth most spoken language in the world? An understanding of the French language and its renowned foods, cultures, communities and customs prepares you for a career of adventure and creativity as a globally informed citizen.

Program Description

The BA program in French offers the opportunity to study the language, literature and culture of France and other French-speaking countries.

Students gain competence in reading, writing, speaking and listening to French and take a number of related courses on topics such as:

  • art
  • cinema
  • colonization
  • government and political science
  • history and civilization
  • international business
  • literature and theater
  • popular culture
  • religion

Students are encouraged to join the French Club to help them gain proficiency in the language. In addition, the School of International Letters and Cultures offers faculty-directed summer study abroad programs in Lyon, France, and Quebec, Canada, and it endorses partnership and exchange programs in French-speaking Africa, Canada and Europe.





Admission Requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.

Freshman Transfer International Readmission


Transfer Options

ASU is committed to helping students thrive by offering tools that allow personalization of the transfer path to ASU. Students may use the Transfer Map search to outline a list of recommended courses to take prior to transfer.

ASU has transfer partnerships in Arizona and across the country to create a simplified transfer experience for students. These pathway programs include exclusive benefits, tools and resources, and help students save time and money in their college journey. Students may learn more about these programs by visiting the admission site: https://admission.asu.edu/transfer/pathway-programs.


Change of Major Requirements

A current ASU student has no additional requirements for changing majors.

Students should refer to https://changingmajors.asu.edu for information about how to change a major to this program.


Flexible Degree Options

Accelerated program options

This program allows students to obtain both a bachelor's and master's degree in as little as five years.
It is offered as an accelerated bachelor's and master's degree with:

Global Management

Gain hands-on experience and learn from the diverse perspectives of a global cohort of classmates. This program offers applied learning opportunities, 17 concentration options, and internships in real-world global settings.

Website | Locations: DTPHX,ONLNE

Language Teaching

Acquire a deep and broad understanding of the field of language pedagogy so that you can teach at the elementary, high school or collegiate level.

Website | Locations: TEMPE


Acceptance to the graduate program requires a separate application. During their junior year, eligible students will be advised by their academic departments to apply.

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Career Outlook

Knowledge of multiple languages and intercultural competencies enhance any occupation and offer graduates many career opportunities.

Career fields using French include:

  • advertising, marketing and communications
  • diplomatic and foreign service
  • domestic and international business
  • fashion
  • film, television and multimedia
  • foreign correspondence and journalism
  • international student services and study abroad
  • interpreting and translation
  • teaching and research
  • travel and tourism

Example Careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary


  • Growth: 3.9%
  • Median Salary*: 80910

Economists


  • Growth: 6.3%
  • Median Salary*: 113940
  Bright Outlook

Education Teachers, Postsecondary


  • Growth: 3.7%
  • Median Salary*: 66930

Political Scientists


  • Growth: 6.6%
  • Median Salary*: 128020
  Bright Outlook

Sociologists


  • Growth: 4.5%
  • Median Salary*: 98590
  Bright Outlook

Interpreters and Translators


  • Growth: 4.3%
  • Median Salary*: 53640

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).



Global Opportunities

Global Experience

There is no better way to learn a language than to be immersed in it. Being surrounded by French language speakers offers a learning experience that cannot be acquired in a classroom. By studying abroad, students have the opportunity to strengthen their language skills not only by living in a Francophone country, potentially with a local host family, but also by earning ASU credit toward their degree.

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences recommends these programs for students majoring in French.



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