A degree in French studies can lead to such career choices as teaching, government, journalism, media and business. In addition, mastery of a second language has become an invaluable—many would say essential—arrow in the quiver of the modern university graduate. This is especially true in the Canadian workforce, a major G8 member and an officially bilingual nation.
- French as a second language is the second-most frequently taught second language in the world after English, and the only language other than English spoken on five continents
- Offers a comprehensive program of study in language, literature, linguistics, English-French translation and culture of the French-speaking world
- All courses are taught in French
- Includes the option to spend third year studying in France. You may also spend one or two semesters studying at the Université du Québec à Montréal
A three-year general program providing a solid knowledge of the language, literatures and cultures of the francophone world, and training in linguistics and translation.
A four-year honour program allows you to further develop your language skills and knowledge of linguistics, literature and culture (with a view to teaching or to further study at the post-graduate level, for example).
This intensive, five-year program is designed for students who wish to pursue a BA (General) degree in French Studies, while concurrently studying education and doing field experience in schools. Graduates of this program will receive two degrees and be eligible to teach French as a Second Language at the intermediate/senior (Grades 7-12) level.
This is a four-year program taken in combination with another major degree program to allow you to develop unique courses of study to meet your individual needs.
A set of six courses in French Studies are taken in conjunction with another university major program (10 courses are required to have French as a second teachable subject). Our faculty members are graduates of major universities in North America, Europe and Africa. This diversity is one of our greatest strengths, allowing us to offer the particularly rich and varied range of courses in literature, linguistics and culture that characterize our programs.
Minimum Admission Average: 70%
Mean Admission Average: 83%
French majors require any Grade 12 U French.
Applicants from outside Ontario or Canada will hold qualifications of an equivalent level.
Students may choose to double major in any BA Honours program.
- Teaching French as a first or second language (with additional studies)
- Translation and interpretation
- Federal and provincial civil services
- Law (with additional studies)
- Business and industry