Parlez-vous français? At Catholic University, students of all levels of proficiency are invited to engage in the study of French language, literature, and culture. Whether you are new to French or have some experience, majoring in French Studies will give you the opportunity to explore exciting new cultural and intellectual horizons.

In your major classes, you will become proficient in the French language while receiving a thorough introduction to French history and literature. A core of liberal arts courses complements your major, allowing you to make interdisciplinary connections in theology, philosophy, art, and literature.

As a French Studies major, you are encouraged to spend a semester studying abroad in France, where you will enhance your studies with firsthand experience of French language and culture. Your time abroad will give you a deep understanding of another culture, which will provide you with a competitive edge in your career search after graduation.