French (BA)
Accelerated Program

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

Students gain competence in reading, writing, and oral and aural skills in the French language and take a number of related courses on topics such as:

  • art
  • cinema
  • colonization
  • government and political science
  • history and civilization
  • international business
  • linguistics
  • 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 francophone Africa, Canada and Europe. More information on study abroad opportunities is available at

Degree Offered

French (BA)
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Application Requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.

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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 education and study abroad
  • interpreting and translation
  • teaching and research
  • travel and tourism

Additional education or certification may be required for some career paths.

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:

Career*growth*median salary
Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary 4.9%$78,840
Education Teachers, Postsecondary 4.8%$65,440
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education3.8%$62,870
Intelligence Analysts1.1%$86,940
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education3.6%$60,810
Interpreters and Translators 20%$52,330
Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 5.7%$69,920

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

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