French Cohort Program

Program Details

In the French Cohort Program, you will discover three subject areas that will help you develop essential skills for today’s job market. These include critical thinking, problem solving and communication skills, among others. Approximately 65% of your courses will be taught in French. During your second year of study and based on your interests, you will choose your specific program of study to earn your Bachelor of Arts degree:

  • Standard program
    • Major in Political Science with Extended Minor in French
  • Alternative programs
    • Major in French with Extended Minor in Political Science
    • Double Major

These three choices include mandatory history courses, which not only give students a perspective on the past while providing insights into the future, but also a solid understanding of the Canadian context.

The application period for Fall 2023 will open October 1, 2022.

Questions for the FCP Student Advisor:

Rachelle Hiebert

What’s in a cohort?

Being part of the French Cohort Program means being part of a university community. Each cohort of 20 to 30 students enjoys a high level of interaction with professors, unique experiential learning opportunities and relationships that will flourish throughout their career.

Student life in French

Remember that you will get to participate in student life in French at SFU. Check out some opportunities to get involved in the French-speaking community. Be sure to subscribe to the "Vie étudiante" electronic newsletter and never miss a thing!

French language support

Did you know that most students enrolled in the French Cohort Program are not native French speakers? Most have English, or another language, as their first language.

This is why OFFA has put French language support services in place to ensure your academic success. Your student advisor will inform you during your first term about these FCP exclusive services.
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Where can the FCP take you?

Skills and knowledge

Maybe you have yet to choose a career path. With the FCP, you will develop valuable knowledge and skills that are in high demand in the workplace, such as:

  • Understanding politics in Canada and globally
  • Analyzing politics, policies, and political movements
  • Thinking logically and critically
  • Presenting ideas and data clearly
  • Offering historical perspective
  • Speaking French and English fluently

A bilingual career

One of the greatest advantages of the FCP is that its multidisciplinary approach will open doors to a multitude of career options in various fields:

  • Community organizer
  • Diplomat or foreign service officer
  • Journalist
  • Lawyer
  • Lobbyist
  • Political advisor
  • Politician
  • Policy analyst
  • Project manager
  • Public or international relations professional
  • Teacher/professor

The application period for Fall 2023 will open October 1, 2022.

Questions for the FCP Student Advisor:

Rachelle Hiebert