Chateau Frontenac
The Chateau Frontenac in Quebec, Canada. Many LC French students study abroad at Laval University in Quebec.

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,