French Studies

Do you love the French language? Do you want to learn more about Francophone culture around the world? A French Studies major provides you with the opportunity to not only learn and practice the French language but also get acquainted with the Francophone world and the diversity of its society and art. Topics in French Studies include French language and culture, linguistics, and literature.

Career Options in French Studies

Below is a sample list of some future choices to explore following studies in French Studies. This list is not exhaustive but it provides a solid idea of what fellow graduates have gone on to do and what potential careers an French Studies degree can offer. Some options are more directly associated with specific areas of French Studies than others.

  • Archivist
  • Author
  • Community Worker
  • Cultural Interpreter
  • Curator
  • Diplomatic Service Worker
  • Editor
  • Entrepreneur
  • Event Coordinator
  • Foreign Language Correspondent
  • Foreign Service Worker
  • Fundraising Coordinator
  • Freelance Writer
  • Government Administrator
  • Historical Site Guide
  • Human Resources Specialist
  • Immigration Officer
  • International Business Advisor
  • International Aid Director
  • International Development Worker
  • Journalist
  • Lawyer
  • Lobbyist
  • Marketing Consultant
  • Mediator
  • Non-Profit Administrator
  • Paralegal
  • Politician
  • Professor
  • Public Policy Analyst/Strategist
  • Researcher
  • Social Program Director
  • Speech Writer
  • Translator
  • Travel Agent
  • UN Representative

Some of these career choices may require additional education or preparation in the form of graduate studies, experiential education or professional formative courses and exams. For a more in-depth description of some of the careers mentioned above visit Career Cruising (login information can be found on the home page of the Career Centre's online system) or the National Occupational Classification website.