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A sunny day in Paris, on the banks of the Seine — where students with a major in French may visit on education abroad.

Interested in a major in French? 

Designed for students who want to develop excellent reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in the French language, the French major also allows students to build a strong understanding of the history and culture of French communities throughout the world. 

Many students with a major in French choose to go on education abroad or complete internships abroad. Students who would like to earn teacher certification may apply to the teacher education program during their sophomore year. 


Graduates with a major in French pursue careers in a range of industries, excelling in jobs that demand deep knowledge of the French language and culture. 

Alumni work at: 

  • Chrysler Corporation
  • French Institute Alliance Française
  • French Ministry of Education
  • Pfizer
  • Amazon
  • Yahoo!
  • Dow Chemical Company

Alumni work as: 

  • Bilingual customer services specialists
  • International career development program assistant directors
  • Instructors
  • Legal translators
  • Foreign teaching assistants
  • Legislative assistants
  • Labor and employment attorneys

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