Whether you are pursuing a degree in French or taking just a few courses, studying in the Department of French offers you a range of possibilities. Innovative teaching techniques such as interactive language classes, online courses, and mass and social media can bring your French to a professional level.


The French program in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is offered as a major and a minor. The program also offers certificates in French education and in language proficiency.

Degree: Bachelor of Arts

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Admission requirements for French

For students applying directly from BC high school Grade 12, please see the program specific requirements listed for 2020. For other areas and other categories of admission, please see admission requirements.

How to apply

Applying to the major program

Before applying, you might want to review this help video. Then:

Applying to the minor program

You may add the minor program to any major program. Speak to your faculty advisor.

Career possibilities

The world is changing rapidly and you have no way of knowing the full range of career opportunities available to you in the future. Graduates of this program may end up in a range of occupations, including these:

  • Diplomat
  • Foreign Service Worker
  • Immigration Officer
  • International Trade Specialist
  • Journalist
  • Government Policy Analyst
  • Politician
  • Teacher