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Alumni Story

Why I Chose French Studies

French is more than just a language; it's actually a different way of viewing the world.

Bryce Coughlin
B.A. French, Anthropology
Director & Senior Counsel - Intellectual Property, Netflix

Ready to begin your studies? Declare French Major

Earn your Bachelor's and Master's degree in French in 5 years. Accelerated Masters

Ready to declare your minor?
PhD Minor in French

Check out our listing of current and future courses. View Course Schedule

Welcome to the UA's French Department Website.

Here you will find information on degrees, course descriptions, faculty profiles, information about majoring and minoring in French, study abroad opportunities in  France, extra-curricular activitiescontact information, and more.

About us

  • We offer a BA and an MA in French
  • Award-winning teachers and advisors
  • A diverse French program, with courses in second language acquisition, francophonie, French literature, culture and language
  • One of the oldest and best-established study abroad programs in the University of Arizona (Paris)
  • World-renowned scholars in French and Francophone language, literatures and cultures

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Meet Remy

Learning languages opens doors to a bigger world for Remy. Majoring in French, Arabic and political science, she’s a global go-getter with the skills for a career abroad.

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News & Events

Feb 2
Join La Table Francophone on Thursday, February 2 to learn about the French holiday La Chandeleur! Called Candlemas in English, this religious holiday is exactly 40 days after Christmas, but it also has origins in an older pre-Christian holiday...
Please help us to congratulate Dr. Aurelia Mouzet who is the recipient of the Chatfield Award for Anti-Racist Research, Teaching, or Service! She is one of four College of Humanities faculty members who received a Chatfield Award. The awards, which...
Apr 13
How can we see the desert as a new site of culture, life, sustainability and sustenance? How does the desert engage historically with cultures, people, and power? Does the desert allow us the space and time to strip away old theoretical paradigms...

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