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The French major within the School of Languages and Cultures offers a full range of courses in language, literature, linguistics, second language acquisition, pedagogy, and film. The French program has many options for study abroad programs that range from a week to a full academic year abroad. French is a vibrant, international program with diverse research, engaging teaching, and in-depth social interests.

All liberal arts majors prepare students with the skills identified as contributing to managerial success:  communicating and listening well, possessing insights into others, creative/critical thinking, problem solving, and the ability to make connections across complex ideas.

Degree in 3

Motivated, driven students can complete this major in three years. Degree in 3 allows students to enter the work force or graduate school a year earlier while also providing a cost-effective way to complete an undergraduate degree. Degree in 3 offers a great combination of cost-savings and the opportunity to accelerate your future and achieve your goals.

Plan of Study

French–Language & Culture Track, BA

French-Education Track, BA

French Webpage

Transfer to French

Purdue admits to individual majors. Transfer students must meet Purdue's overall transfer criteria, as well as any major-specific requirements. Before you apply, check the closed programs page to confirm this major is open to transfer students. If it is, refer to the information below for major-specific transfer criteria.

Minimum GPA: 2.5

Contact Information

Undergraduate Student Recruitment Office
(765) 494-6291

College of Liberal Arts

Careers in French

  •   Teacher
  •   Translator
  •   International Sales
  •   Policy Developer
  •   Foreign Aid Services
  •   Customer Service
  •   Importing/Exporting
  •   Travel Services/Guidance

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