Why study French?

French is one of the most useful second languages you can acquire, and is the second most frequently taught language in the world after English. Having a second (or third!) language is a huge asset in an increasingly competitive global marketplace.

French at Memorial

All students majoring in French are required to participate in an immersion experience. Study abroad opportunities include the Frecker Program in Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon, the Canadian Third Year in Nice, and the Université de Bretagne Sud.


Sample courses and degree map

FREN 2900 - Survol des cultures francophones (A Survey of Francophone Cultures)
FREN 3506 - Cinéma francophone (French Cinema)
FREN 3651 - Culture québécoise (Quebec Culture)

French degree map

Degree maps are navigational tools, designed to help you make the right choices throughout your Bachelor of Arts degree. They cover information pertaining to your studies, provide study tips, career guidance, suggestions for involvement, advice on go abroad activities and on your well being.


Career opportunities

  • Translator
  • Interpreter
  • Civil servant
  • Diplomatic service worker


Program Information

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences


Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures


Bachelor of Arts


St. John's

Honours Option:


Co-op Available:



4 years


Fall, winter and spring semesters

Application Deadline:

Applications are considered on a rolling basis. Students are encouraged to apply by:

  • March 1 for fall admission
  • Oct. 1 for winter admission
  • Feb. 1 for spring admission

Supplementary Application:



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