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The Certificate in French program helps prepare students for graduate or professional schools and for a variety of career opportunities. Courses are designed to build strong language skills and to expand cultural awareness.

In addition to class work, students acquire language skills through individualized learning and research projects with professors, field experiences, campus programs, internships and study abroad opportunities. A Certificate in French may be obtained in conjunction with a bachelor's degree in any field by successful completion of 16 semester hours of credit in the language at the 100 level or higher. The certificate provides academic recognition for foreign language study not meeting requirements for a major or minor.

Topics of Study

  • civilization and culture
  • commercial French
  • composition
  • conversation
  • French cinema
  • intermediate language
  • literature

Career Opportunities

Students with a Certificate in French can proceed to graduate and professional schools with language skills that will help make them a sought-after commodity.

Possible career paths for students with a Certificate in French include:
  • translation/interpretation
  • government
  • diplomacy
  • journalism
  • international business
  • social work

On-Campus Associations

  • French Round Table
  • French Club
  • Caribbean Student Association
  • International Student Organization