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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

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

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

Yasmin Acosta
Yasmin Acosta is a double major student studying journalism and French at the University of Arizona. To read her full piece titled “We are an ocean apart, but virus makes distance greater", click on the following link: http://arizonadailystar.az....
Tara Singleton
As a French major, new Student Body President Tara Singleton says the skills and perspectives from her Humanities courses are crucial to her leadership role, as well as her career goal to work in human rights law.   Singleton, elected as the...
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Please join us in congratulating Dr. Denis M. Provencher who has just published the new chapter, ““Trans/filiations épistémologiques: Ecrire la famille, la révolution et un nouveau Maroc dans ‘Lettre à ma famille’ et ‘Le chaouche’”.  It appears in...
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Congratulations to Dr. Fabian Alfie, who recently participated in a podcast series, Canto Per Canto: Conversations with Dante in Our Time, sponsored by The Dante Society of America (https://www.dantesociety.org/education-and-…/canto-per-canto). The...
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Please help us in congratulating Dr. Ania Wroblewski whose co-edited special issue of the figure of Nemesis in art and literature , “Némésis, ou le châtiment inéluctable,” has just been published in the online journal MuseMedusa: Revue de...
Dr. Denis Provencher
Dr. Denis M. Provencher has just published a co-authored chapter with colleague David Peterson (U Nebraska Omaha),  “Diasporic Sexual Citizenship: Queer Language, (Im)Possible Subjects, and Transfiliation.”  This chapter appears in the new Oxford...

Alumni News & Directory

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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Andre Goodfriend
B.A.
French
1979
B.A.
Greek
1979
B.A.
Philosophy
1979
B.A.
Radio-TV
1979
Patricia (Patsy Nau) Mertz
B.A.
French
1969
Karim Sagna
Ph.D.
French
2001