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In DePaul's French program, you will study French language, literature and culture. Because French is a major world language with more than 200 million speakers in more than 50 countries, having the ability to communicate in French will provide you with many career opportunities around the world.

As a French major, courses will cover a variety of topics, including:

  • Business
  • Cinema
  • Civilization
  • Communication
  • Grammar
  • Historical literary periods
  • Phonology and phonetics
  • Translation
If you are interested in pursuing a career in education, the French department partners with the College of Education to award teaching degrees at the middle school and high school levels.

As a French major, you are encouraged to participate in one of DePaul's study abroad programs in order to grow linguistically and expand your cultural understanding of French-speaking societies. DePaul sponsors two study abroad programs in Paris; one at Alliance Française and another at the Institute for the International Education of Students.

Chicago is a culturally diverse city, providing many opportunities to attend French lectures and festivals, dine out at French restaurants and see the work of French artists.

Internship Possibilities


What can you do with this degree?

  • Education
  • Immigration services
  • International banking
  • International business
  • International relations
  • Post-Graduate studies
  • Translation and interpretation
  • Travel services