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French Department AwardsThe French Program at Chapman University has a long tradition of excellence with great instructors who enhance the learning atmosphere with their unique insights on various aspects of the Francophone world.  Studying French at Chapman is a tremendous experience that empowers the learner to choose the direction of their own education within the degree itself.  The framework for a major or minor is in place with several choices available every semester.

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Degrees Offered

B.A. French:  Requirements for completing a B.A. in French: 30 credits, 24 of which must be upper-division.

Minor in French: Requirements for completing a minor in French: 18 credits, 15 of which must be upper-division.

For more information regarding the French program, please see the course catalog.

Study Abroad in France!


Chapman University offers many opportunities for students with all levels of French to study abroad in France, Switzerland, and Morocco in a variety of settings.  Some programs allow students to take some or all courses in French and be completely immersed in French culture. Chapman University oversees courses for the AIFS Cannes, France study abroad program, where a unique internship program at the Cannes Film Festival is offered each spring.  Travel Courses may be offered in summer or interterm in France as well. Visit the Center for Global Education for more information.

The B.A. in Global Communication and World Languages-French

This degree is an interdisciplinary program that allows students to combine their interests in French with the study of evidence–based communication approaches to create shared meaning and understanding of messages. Students become productive global citizens as they learn how to engage in rigorous application of communication theory and research while increasing linguistic and practical skills and broadening their awareness of culture to prepare for the global workplace. Graduates are in high demand as they combine core communication skills with high-level proficiency in a world language. They will be able to pursue careers in diplomacy, government, health care professions, journalism, NGOs, philanthropic organizations with international reach and more. The nine-credit hour Capstone sequence, which includes a service learning course/internship, intensive research in their chosen language, and a senior seminar in the global workplace, will provide students with hands on experience, which future employers will value. The major consists of 45 credits taken through the School of Communication and French. For more information, click here.

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