Close student-faculty relationships, small class sizes, and flexibility in the curriculum all contribute to meet students’ needs in studying French.
Due to the role France and the French have played in the world’s culture and civilization, the French major lends itself particularly well to doubling with majors in religious studies, political science, philosophy, economics and business, mathematics, history, art, music, and theatre arts, among others.
A liberal arts and sciences education opens the door to a broad range of vocations. French majors usually develop the skill to express themselves gracefully and the cultural sensitivity to understand others. These competencies enhance their contribution to every profession. Every field needs people prepared to communicate meaningfully with others, especially foreign missions, domestic human-service agencies, education, international business, law, and government services, and the arts.