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:
- government and political science
- history and civilization
- international business
- literature and theater
- popular culture
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.
All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.
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:
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Acceptance to the graduate program requires a separate application. During their junior year, eligible students will be advised by their academic departments to apply.
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
- film, television and multimedia
- foreign correspondence and journalism
- international student services and study abroad
- interpreting and translation
- teaching and research
- travel and tourism
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
Education Teachers, Postsecondary
- Growth: 3.7%
- Median Salary*: 66930
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).
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.