Welcome to the Department of French at Rutgers University–New Brunswick.
With 14 distinguished faculty members and a unique array of resources and opportunities, our undergraduate and graduate programs are among the largest and most varied in the country, striving to present and study the languages, cultures, and literatures of France and the Francophone world in all their past and present diversity.
We hope that you will take a moment to review what we have to offer, whether you are interested in a language proficiency certificate, a minor or a major, a graduate degree (M.A./Ph.D., M.A.T.), spending a Summer in Paris (let alone at the Louvre), or simply taking a French course or two on any imaginable subject (including some taught in English) from Medieval romance to contemporary film, from the rules of syntax to the cultures of the Maghreb.
In teaching and research alike, our quest for academic excellence is grounded in a spirit of interdisciplinarity: for us, studying French fundamentally means opening as many doors and windows as possible, so as to explore a host of other fields. On this site you will find, at all levels, striking illustrations of this core principle. Please do not hesitate to contact us; in the meantime, thank you for dropping by. Enjoy your visit!
Sonia Delaunay (French, 1885-1979)
Detail of The Prose of the Trans-siberian and of Little Jehanne of France, 1913 Gouache on parchment
Collection Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University
The George Riabov Collection of Russian Art, acquired with the Avenir Foundation Endowment Fund
Photo by Peter Jacobs