Bonjour! French is spoken by 200 million people in 50 countries and is a language of international diplomacy and communication. Studying a language unlocks a door to different people, cultures, values, and ways of thinking.

You can major (BA) or minor in French, or take French to fulfill LC’s language requirement.

What Will I Study?

Your classes will focus on language learning and practice, conversation, writing, culture, and literature. Majors take the senior seminar, which concludes with an oral presentation and a portfolio of written work.

Study Abroad

What better way to learn French than by living and learning in a French-speaking country? LC students study abroad at Laval University in Quebec, or in France or another French-speaking country.

What Kind of Job Can I Get?

You will be prepared for graduate study or a job in many interesting fields:

  • Education
  • Translating and interpreting
  • Travel and food industries
  • Government service and international diplomacy
  • Medical services
  • Publishing/editing
  • Fine arts
  • International business
  • Communications

What Are Some of Our Graduates Doing?

  • Teacher, Pittsylvania County Schools
  • Targeter, Integra Systems
  • Budget Analyst, U.S. Department of State
  • French Teacher, Holy Cross Regional Catholic School

For more information about the French Program, please contact Dr. Bruce Mayer, .