Students who study French will gain mastery of the language, knowledge of the culture, and an understanding of the topics in literature through the centuries. The curriculum includes the exploration of French civilization, French cinema, and other specialized topics such as literary methodologies and major French authors.

Fast Facts:
  • Intern or study abroad in France.
  • Trinity hosts a chapter of the French national honor society, Pi Delta Phi.
  • Advanced study includes language, literature, film, and culture.
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What You'll Study

An in-depth look at French language, culture, and literature


Connecting students to global French-speaking communities

Faculty don’t just bring French culture to the classroom—they connect students to real French-speaking communities around the world, providing opportunities for internships and study abroad in these areas of the globe.

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Rita E. Urquijo-Ruiz, Ph.D.
Acting Chair
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Alan Astro, Ph.D.

Student Opportunities

Life beyond the language.

Honors Programs

Students are welcome to apply for the honors program within the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures.

Research Opportunities

Opportunities for independent research are available through the department and the Undergraduate Research in the Arts & Humanities. 

Study Abroad

The French program makes it possible for majors and minors to study in another country immersed in language and cultural studies. 


Internships, with study abroad opportunities in French-speaking communities, allow students to immerse themselves in the language of their choosing.

Student Organizations

Students can also join Pi Delta Phi, the French National Honor Society or the French Club.


When You Graduate

Prepared through intellectual rigor and cultural immersion

Armed with an extensive knowledge of the French language and the opportunities to study abroad, students are well-prepared to launch careers while taking advantage of their multilingualism.



Students enjoy a broad variety of careers fueled by their passions and critical thinking skills. Regardless of career field, students often employ their expertise in French.

Career Areas:

  • Business
  • Government
  • Teaching




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