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Study French language, literature and culture, and learn to communicate with more than 200 million French speakers in more than 50 countries.

Take advantage of our study abroad programs 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. We also have an exchange program Sciences Po, an elite institution in the social sciences.

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.

While living in Chicago, explore French festivals and lectures, dine at French restaurants and see the work of French artists.

We also offer the 3+3 BA/JD program, which allows high-achieving first-year undergraduate students to be admitted simultaneously to the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (LAS) and the College of Law (LAW). You’ll complete your first three years in LAS and your final three years in LAW.


Sample Courses:

  • Advanced Communication
  • Translation
  • French Literature
  • French Phonology and Phonetics
  • French for Business
  • The Romantic Movement
  • Contemporary French Writers

Program Concentrations/Tracks:

  • Commercial French
  • Standard
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Career Options

Common Career Areas:

  • Public policy
  • International business
  • Translation services
  • Education
  • Immigration work
  • Social services
  • Law
  • Human rights


79 percent of 2017 French graduates were employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment after graduation.

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