French & Francophone Studies

Undergraduate Major & Minor College of Liberal Studies

Bachelor of Arts


Many students say one of the reasons they want to learn French at PLU is that it’s such a beautiful language, and we agree! 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 express yourself in French and to understand written and spoken French; you will discover more about yourself and the world around you.

French & Francophone Studies majors often combine their French study with another major. Proficiency in French and cross-cultural competence will enhance your studies and your career, whether it be in teaching, working with NGOs, international business, and more.

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

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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