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B.A. Degree with a Major in French - World Languages and Cultures Track

  • Total Credit Hours: 120
  • Degree Format: Online, Traditional

About

French is the second most spoken language in the European Union and the seventh worldwide with more than 230 million native and non-native speakers.  It is the official language of 29 countries throughout the globe. College graduates who are proficient in French and who have a deep understanding of the richness and diversity of French and Francophone cultures have many advantages in the workforce and can pursue careers in education, humanities-related fields, fashion, and business, to name just a few.

The VSYOU Difference

The World Languages and Cultures Track of the BA in French is designed with a great flexibility in view. It is perfect for combining with another major or with minors and certificates in other languages or areas of expertise. Its room for a substantial number of electives makes it an excellent versatile major for the non-traditional student as well. It can be pursued entirely online, entirely face-to-face or in a combination of both formats.

French majors at Valdosta State University have a number of opportunities to hone their language skills both in and out of the classroom. Students can take advantage of service learning opportunities and cross-disciplinary collaboration within the university, the region and around the world. The department’s foreign language lab gives students a quiet and dedicated space to study and access online resources. Students are invited to join Le Club de français, an organization that encourages conversational French and seeks to expand the knowledge and awareness of Francophone cultures. In addition, study abroad opportunities are available in France and Senegal.

What You'll Learn

Students in the Bachelor of Arts program become proficient in French and are able to communicate in a meaningful way with native speakers from around the world. They also focus on French and Francophone cultures and trends, learn about major historical events and their role in the development of the French and Francophone societies. The World Languages and Cultures track allows for a combination of the major with another area(s) of expertise and is perfect for students looking for double majors, non-traditional and post baccalaureate students, and students attracted by multiple languages. Upon graduation, students are qualified to enter a number of fields or to continue their studies in a graduate program.

Careers

  • Bilingual Educator
  • Bilingual Tax Assessor
  • Business Manager
  • Customs/Immigration Officer
  • Foreign News Correspondent
  • French Instructor
  • Government Administrator
  • Import/Export Specialist
  • International Relations Specialist
  • Interpreter
  • Medical Interpreter
  • Museum Director
  • Political Analyst
  • Publishing Specialist
  • Refugee/Immigrant Specialist
  • Sales and Marketing Specialist
  • Secondary School French Teacher
  • Speech Pathologist
  • Translator