French & Francophone Studies

Undergraduate Major & Minor College of Liberal Studies

Bachelor of Arts


French is the fifth most- spoken language in the world, used on a daily basis by over 230 million people in Europe, Africa, the Caribbean, North America, and Asia. In the French & Francophone Studies major, you’ll immerse yourself in authentic French from the start, with an emphasis on contemporary culture and issues in the French-speaking world. You’ll not only learn to communicate effectively in French; you will become a more engaged and empathetic global citizen through the study of francophone literature, film, music, and art in creative collaboration with peers.

Proficiency in French and cross-cultural competence will enhance your studies and your career — in teaching, working with NGOs, international business, and more. French & Francophone Studies majors often choose to study away in Aix-en-Provence, France and usually combine their French study with another major.

Graduates from the last 5 years: Their jobs

  • Center Director, C2 Education
  • Education Specialist, Treehouse
  • Social Value Planning Advisor, Social Value Portal
  • Development Coordinator, The Brookings Institution
  • Program Quality Coordinator, CARE International, Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Accounting/HR Assistant, Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego
  • Co-Founder and Owner, Mogi Visions LLC
  • Advisory Associate, Financial Services Risk, Regulatory and Compliance, KPMG US

Graduates from the last last 5 years: Their graduate programs

  • PhD in Anthropology and Sociology, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland
  • MS in Migration Mobility & Development, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
  • PhD in French Literature, Vanderbilt University, Nashville TN
  • PhD in French, Columbia University, New York City
  • MA, Luther Seminary, St. Paul Minnesota
  • MA, Education, PLU, Tacoma, WA
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