Offered as a major (B.A.) and a minor

Speak fluently.

Understanding a language is more than simply knowing how to translate; it requires an immersion in its culture and history.

We offer a wide variety of courses that incorporate literature, linguistics, and culture into the study of the French language. In addition to working interactively with their faculty mentors and each other, we strongly encourage students to study abroad.

The Curriculum

This major will provide you with a strong competency in the French language and an understanding of French cultures throughout the world, based in conversation and composition as well as film, literature, and linguistics. You may also study abroad in Paris, Aix-en-Provence, or Avignon.

The Professors

Your Future

French majors from Cal Lutheran have entered careers as educators, travel agents, and translators and interpreters for governmental organizations, international businesses, Peace Corps and church missions. Also, the growing field of international management has attracted Cal Lutheran graduates who have combined their French degree with Business Administration or Global Studies.

Graduates in French are able to secure professional employment not only in the United States, but also in Canada, Africa and European Community institutions, all of which employ the French language second only to English.

Graduate Schools

  • University of Paris


  • Progressive Insurance
  • Cafla Tours
  • Peace Corps
  • Boutique Search Firm
  • Warner Pacific Insurance

Career Paths

  • Field Organizer
  • Sales Agent
  • Bilingual Reservation Agent
  • English Teacher
  • Research Assistant
of our students are either enrolled in graduate programs or are employed within nine months of graduation.

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