Become a truly global citizen with a major in French, the official language of 30 countries worldwide and one of two working languages used by the United Nations.

Major Roadmap

Major Roadmap

Explore your options — classes, internships, research and study abroad. Find what interests you, discover what you love, and create a major experience that jumpstarts your future. 

French Major Guide

Hone your French-language skills, then dive into courses in Francophone literature, film and culture. You’ll have the chance to study abroad at the Université Catholique de l’Ouest, our partner school in Angers, France, located in the stunning Loire Valley. Or study in another French-speaking country and use your language skills as a bridge to a different culture.

When you graduate, you’ll be ready to make a difference globally. You’ll be able to work in key French-speaking cities in the European Union, like Brussels, Paris and Geneva, or apply your skills as a teacher or editor. Work for the State Department or a nongovernmental organization (NGO) in Africa or the Caribbean. Or use your language skills in a career in international business, based in the U.S. or abroad.

What do our graduates do?

French majors go on to a variety of careers and graduate schools from St. Edward’s. Here’s a sample.

  • Teacher at the YEL World School in Perpignan, France
  • Program manager for France, Belgium and Greece at International Studies Abroad
  • Guest services representative for the Walt Disney Company
  • Chat sales specialist for Francophone Canada at Apple
  • Master’s student at the Paris School of International Affairs

For more information on the French major, please contact Phillipe Seminet, associate professor of French. The French major is part of the department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

54 Alumni Who Inspire

54 Alumni Who Inspire

St. Edward’s University counts more than 25,000 alumni around the globe. Some are making their mark in the job they started right after graduation. Others have excelled in multiple careers. Read about how they’re all building on the education they received at St. Edward’s.