Saint Louis University

Offered by the Saint Louis University College of Arts and Sciences  

Download a fact sheet about SLU's undergraduate French degree.

Saint Louis University French Degree Overview 

Students who major in French at Saint Louis University develop competency in the language while increasing their knowledge of the French-speaking world. They are exposed to a broad range of courses in French and Francophone literature and culture as part of a broader liberal arts education at SLU.

If you choose to major in French at SLU, you will be encouraged to enhance your major or minor through an immersion experience in a French-speaking country. Saint Louis University students can choose from a variety of study abroad options that complement the study of French, including summer, semester and academic year programs in the cities of Lyon and Poitiers in France. (Learn about study abroad programs at SLU.)

What You'll Learn in SLU's French Degree Program

French course offerings at Saint Louis University cover all centuries of French literature and culture. You will examine Francophone and postcolonial studies and gender studies. You'll also explore interdisciplinary areas such as art and literature, music and literature, cinema, cross-cultural questions, literature and the environment. Special undergraduate course offerings allow you combine your international, scientific and professional interests with your study of French. You'll also complete a senior inquiry project under the guidance of a project director.

What Can You Do With a Degree in French from SLU? 

Students who graduate with a degree in French from Saint Louis University are prepared to work in a number of rewarding careers. Career paths for French graduates include:
  • Education
  • International business
  • Non-governmental organizations
  • Foreign service
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Research
  • Interpreting
  • Cultural services planning
  • Museum work
  • Relocation abroad services
  • Study abroad advising 
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