Program at a glance

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What will I learn in a French degree program?

The French major offered through the Department of World Languages and Literatures within the College of Liberal Arts is an invaluable option to further undergraduate education with rich cultural experiences. The B.A. in French provides students with a number of French language skills including reading, writing and cultural understanding. A major in French will help contribute to important professional fields of medicine, technology, diplomacy, finance and more.

Areas of emphasis in the French program

  • Minor

    The Department of World Languages and Literatures at the University of Nevada, Reno also offers a minor in French. The minor is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of the French language while giving them a taste of its history and culture. The Department of World Languages and Literatures helps students to master another language and immerses them in the culture of which they study. Students who graduate from the program are able to communicate effectively with indigenous people and are culturally aware of their behaviors.

Careers with a degree in French

A French major will open up more career options and make you more competitive on the job market. The Department of World Languages and Literatures helps prepare students for internships in organizations such as these:

  • U.S. State Department
  • Government agencies (e.g., National Security Agency)
  • Embassy (U.S. & foreign)
  • Museums (e.g., Smithsonian Institutions)
  • Educational Programs (e.g., Summerbridge)
  • Consulting firms (e.g., Social Technologies)
  • Media (e.g., ABC Nightline, Dateline NBC)

In addition to going into teaching after graduation, the following areas are looking for leaders with a foreign language proficiency:

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