Students who study French will immerse themselves in 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:
  • Learn in state-of-the-art multimedia classrooms.
  • Intern or study abroad in France.
  • Trinity hosts a chapter of the French national honor society, Pi Delta Phi.
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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.

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.

Student Organizations

French Club is an opportunity for students to practice language and explore French culture. 

When You Graduate

Students pair a French minor with other disciplines to make a worldwide impact.

Intellectual rigor in the classroom and cultural immersion through study abroad gives students an edge in a competitive global environment.



Combining a French minor with another program gives students an advantage in a competitive global marketplace where flexible, independent thought and intimate knowledge of another culture are desirable skills.

Career Areas:

  • Business
  • Government
  • Teaching




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