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Bienvenue au Département de Langues Étrangères de NC State University

There are many reasons to study French. You might want to live in Paris and work in the fashion industry, or travel the country, exploring the wonders of French culture. Earning a major or minor in French could also open doors to careers where intercultural communication is essential. Whether you want to go into education, marketing, tourism, medicine, law, or any other field, a second language can give you a significant advantage.

At NC State, majoring or minoring with a concentration in French combines the best of both worlds. You’ll get practical training in writing, conversation and reading – along with exposure to culture in the form of literature, cinema, art and music.


The language of civilization, culture, and possibly your future.



As a Foreign Language major with a concentration in French, you have two options when it comes to your degree: the BA in Foreign Languages with a concentration in French Language and Literature gives you a broad education in language and culture, or the BA in Foreign Language Education (French) concentration offers a customized track for future teachers.

Minoring with a concentration in French is a smart way to make your degree even more marketable. No matter what your major is – from computer science to veterinary medicine – knowing how to speak a second language can set you apart from everyone else. Learn more >>

Contact Information

French Section Coordinator: Dr. Valerie Wust
French Major Advisor: Dr. Dudley M. Marchi
French Major-Teacher Education Option: Ms.Karen Tharrington


Life Outside the Classroom

With a concetration as rich and vibrant as French, you can’t help but have fun while earning your degree. After all, if you’re learning to speak a new language, you may as well find some interesting people to speak it with, right? NC State offers plenty of clubs, societies and activities to give you that extra joie de vivre.

Study Abroad

You’ve never truly experienced French culture until you’ve studied abroad – and this may be one of the best opportunities you’ll get. The French program at NC State sends you to Paris and Lille, where you’ll see the sights, speak the language and absorb the lifestyle. Learn more >>


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