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French, B.A.

The study of French is not only about language, it's also an exploration of the cultures and literatures of French-speaking peoples worldwide, and becoming a global citizen.


Study Abroad Opportunities

GVSU's French program offers a faculty-led summer study abroad program in Bordeaux, France.

Specialized Major and Minor for Teachers

GVSU's French program offers a specialized major or minor for those seeking to teach French.

Versatile Degree

GVSU's French major focuses on all areas of French language and culture, preparing students for careers in business, government, international relations, education, social work, and health professions.


Program Overview

Grand Valley's French major focuses on all areas of French language and culture, preparing students for many careers. We also offer a specialized major or minor for those seeking to teach French. Most students embark on study-abroad programs in France and beyond, whether at one of our sister schools, on our faculty-led summer program in Bordeaux, or in an approved program of their choice. If you are majoring in another field, our French minor offers an opportunity to broaden your principal field by adding a cultural and linguistic dimension.

Why Study French at Grand Valley?


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