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Alumni Story

Why I Chose French Studies

French is more than just a language; it's actually a different way of viewing the world.

Bryce Coughlin
B.A. French, Anthropology
Director & Senior Counsel - Intellectual Property, Netflix

Ready to begin your studies? Declare French Major

Earn your Bachelor's and Master's degree in French in 5 years. Accelerated Masters

Ready to declare your minor?
PhD Minor in French

Check out our listing of current and future courses. View Course Schedule

Welcome to the UA's French Department Website.

Here you will find information on degrees, course descriptions, faculty profiles, information about majoring and minoring in French, study abroad opportunities in  France, extra-curricular activitiescontact information, and more.

About us

  • We offer a BA and an MA in French
  • Award-winning teachers and advisors
  • A diverse French program, with courses in second language acquisition, francophonie, French literature, culture and language
  • One of the oldest and best-established study abroad programs in the University of Arizona (Paris)
  • World-renowned scholars in French and Francophone language, literatures and cultures

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Meet Remy

Learning languages opens doors to a bigger world for Remy. Majoring in French, Arabic and political science, she’s a global go-getter with the skills for a career abroad.

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News & Events

Mar 26
The French & Italian Department at the University of Arizona is delighted to organize the 3rd edition of its Graduate Conference to which all MA and doctoral students in French are invited to participate. Participants may submit pre-recorded...
Please help us to congratulate Dr. Dalila Ayoun on the publication of her book: The Acquisition of Gender, Crosslinguistic perspectives. John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2022.   "This timely volume reflects the vitality of current research on...
Arizona in Paris Paris, France   Tentative Summer 2022 Dates: June 1- July 13, 2022 Participants MUST be vaccinated. The program's tentative dates may help you organize your upcoming summer plans. However, please do not buy your airline tickets ...

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