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Study language, literature, culture and film through a French lens. Courses in writing, French for professionals, conversational French, phonetics. Literature from Song of Roland to Moliere to science fiction and African and Caribbean authors.

Degree Programs

We offer a Bachelor of Arts and Minor in French and a Master of Arts in World Languages and Literatures with a secondary language concentration in French. We also offer a Certificate in Intercultural Competence for the Workplace and a Certificate in Pedagogy in World Languages.

Second Language Requirement

Students can also fulfill their Bachelor of Arts (BA), or Master of Arts (MA) second language requirement in French.

Placement & Advising

Connect with an academic advisorfaculty advisor, or take a French placement test.

Study Abroad

PSU's Education Abroad offers more than 200 programs in 90 countries.

Work Abroad: French Ministry of Education Teaching Assistantship Program

Earn money teaching English in French primary and secondary schools and in Instituts universitaires de formation des maîtres (IUFMs) in all regions of France and the DOM-TOMS. 

French Resources