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Bachelor of Arts in French

From the rich culture to a deep understanding on the language, French at the University of St. Thomas equips you with important skills needed for the challenges of contemporary life. We will provide you with a thorough background in multiple aspects of French language, literature and culture.

Why Study French at St. Thomas?

Our program is flexible, meaning you can tailor your courses to fit your career goals. Faculty have extensive experience in a range of topics, and are passionate about meeting your needs inside and outside of the classroom. By embracing innovative teaching techniques, various forms of French culture and experiences outside of the classroom, our program explores different aspects of French language and culture with faculty serving as your mentors along the way. Graduates have gone to work in fields such as international diplomacy, civil engineering, medicine, economics and law.

Beyond Montmartre and Macron

  • Course Requirements
  • Four-Year Plan
  • Scholarships
  • Degrees Awarded
  • Course Requirements

    A French major consists of courses focusing on advanced language study, civilization, culture and literature. With the help of a faculty member, you will choose your courses to fit your career goals while deepening your appreciation for other people and their cultures.

    Four-Year Plan

    We recommend starting at FREN 212 if you plan to major in French. You will complete a minimum of 28 credits at the 300-level and above while choosing from courses focused on literature, culture and advanced language study.

    Sample degree plan for students starting at FREN 212
    Sample degree plan for students placing above FREN 212

    Scholarships

    The French program is proud to award the Brunel Scholarship, an annual award of $1,200 toward French study abroad opportunities. It is available to all French majors and minors.

    Degrees Awarded

    • Bachelor of Arts in French
    • Minor in French

    Course Requirements

    Course Requirements

    A French major consists of courses focusing on advanced language study, civilization, culture and literature. With the help of a faculty member, you will choose your courses to fit your career goals while deepening your appreciation for other people and their cultures.

    Four-Year Plan

    Four-Year Plan

    We recommend starting at FREN 212 if you plan to major in French. You will complete a minimum of 28 credits at the 300-level and above while choosing from courses focused on literature, culture and advanced language study.

    Sample degree plan for students starting at FREN 212
    Sample degree plan for students placing above FREN 212

    Scholarships

    Scholarships

    The French program is proud to award the Brunel Scholarship, an annual award of $1,200 toward French study abroad opportunities. It is available to all French majors and minors.

    Degrees Awarded

    Degrees Awarded

    • Bachelor of Arts in French
    • Minor in French
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    Career Paths

    French students have a wide variety of career paths available to them. The skills you gain from our program will prepare you to tackle a wide range of fields from STEM to education.

    • Law
    • Medicine
    • Education
    • Engineering
    • Public policy
    • International diplomacy

    Flexible and Versatile

    A major or minor in French from the University of St. Thomas will prepare you for a fulfilling career in a variety of professional fields.

    Versatile Program

    We offer one of the most complete French programs in the Twin Cities, focusing on numerous aspects of French culture.

    Study Abroad

    Almost all of our majors and minors have studied abroad at some point during their college career at St. Thomas.

    Flexibility

    What are you passionate about? Our course plans are flexible so you can cater them to your interests.

    A Plethora of Opportunities

    What is your passion? As a French student at St. Thomas, you will have a number of opportunities to get involved, study abroad and nurture your French language abilities.