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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

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PhD Minor in French

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Welcome to the UA's French and Italian Department Website.

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

About us

  • We offer BAs in Italian and French and an MA in French
  • Award-winning teachers and advisors
  • One of the largest Italian Programs in the United States
  • Study abroad opportunities in Orvieto, Italy
  • 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
  • World-renowned scholars in Italian language, cinema, literature and culture

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

Denis M. Provencher, Professor and Head of the Department of French and Italian, will join the University of Arizona’s 2020-2021 Inclusive Leadership Cohort Certificate program.   Provencher is one of 13 faculty and staff members chosen for the...

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Our French and Italian majors have gone on to exciting careers around the world in a wide variety of industries. See what you can do with your degree.
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B.A.
French
1979
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Greek
1979
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Philosophy
1979
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Radio-TV
1979
Patricia (Patsy Nau) Mertz
B.A.
French
1969
Karim Sagna
Ph.D.
French
2001