The study of both French and German becomes a meeting place for true diversity. Integrating these multifaceted programs provides an opening to the world through a wide range of courses.

The French studies program is designed to help students develop a solid grammar and vocabulary base that allows students to become effective communicators with an equal emphasis on cultural awareness. The department emphasizes the diversity and multicultural aspects of the Francophone (French speaking) world through civilization, culture, literature and sociolinguistic courses. The German program offers a wide range of courses in language, literature, culture, drama, film, and linguistics and the opportunity to learn about and appreciate Germanic societies, cultures, and artistic expressions.

The Department of Modern and Classical Languages is part of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Beyond the Classroom

With both resources and events from both the French and German programs, French/German students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of extracurricular activities: 

  • WELP (Western Employee Language Program) 
  • Teaching Assistant Program in France (TAPIF)
  • French Club 
  • Table Française
  • “On Parle”
  • German Table (Stammtisch) 
  • Intramural German soccer team 
  • German Club

Careers and Graduate Studies

Students in the French/German program graduate with career and continued education plans from locally to all over the world.


Sample Jobs

  • Interpreter 
  • Foreign Correspondent 
  • Foreign Service Officer 
  • FBI Agent 
  • Educator 
  • Linguist 
  • Travel Writer
  • Communications Consultant

Requirements and Course Details

To learn more about this program, including grade requirements, a course listing, how to declare the major, and more, see the Program of Study Details.