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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

Please help us to congratulate Dr. Marie-Pierre le Hir on the publication of her book: French Immigrants and Pioneers in the Making of America. McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2022.  "This history of the French in America explains that...
Dr. Denis M. Provencher, Professor of French and Francophone studies, received the top faculty honor for 2021-22 at the University’s Inclusive Excellence Awards Ceremony.   Provencher was awarded the Richard Ruiz Diversity Leadership Faculty Award,...
Looking for courses to finalize your Fall 2022 schedule? Consider taking a French course! We have many exciting and interesting options available that could count, not only towards your GenEd requirements, but also towards a French minor or a major...
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Fulfill Degree Requirements with French summer courses! All classes are FULLY ONLINE. In-State tuition for all in Summer Session!  For more information, see Pre-Session (May 16 - June 4): FREN 101 Elementary French I FREN...
Please help us to congratulate Dr. Denis Provencher who is the recipient of the Richard Ruiz Diversity Leadership Faculty Award!  The award honors those who make a significant contribution to embed diversity and inclusiveness into a structural or...

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