Prospective Students

Meet our French Majors and Alumni


Majoring in French can take you where you want to go!

The French major exposes students to cultures, literatures and a language that play a central role in world history. Through a wide-ranging curriculum, students majoring in French acquire critical skills, advanced capabilities in reading and speaking, as well as an in-depth knowledge of French and Francophone culture that is highly valued in graduate and professional schools and by employers.

It was incredible,” John said about interviewing members of the National Front in French. “I was drawing from both of my academic passions, French and political science, and also the personal experience I had when I was living in France and seeing what was happening.”

Study French

  • Learn a beautiful and expressive language
  • Study iconic art, cinema, and literature
  • Explore French history, politics, and culture
  • Spend a summer in Paris or a winter in Aix-en-Provence


The Department of French is part of the School of Arts and Sciences

As a French major in the School of Arts and Sciences, you’ll have full access to a liberal arts education that spans 47 programs for undergraduates. You will acquire both the specialized knowledge of the field you choose to study in depth, and broad knowledge of the world from the renowned scholar-teachers at Rutgers. You’ll graduate ready to meet contemporary challenges in your workplace, in your hometown, and in the global community.

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