Be an international influencer with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A) in French at The University of Mount Union. Our program empowers you with great high-demand skills in the workforce. Employers are searching for individuals with the ability to speak multiple languages and our program can help you to be an impactful leader in a wide variety of industries.
About the Program
Add a global edge to any degree with a major or minor in French. In this program, you will learn about the language, cultures and histories of the French-speaking world, which is paramount for a successful career. Through a strong in-class curriculum and opportunities for real-world experiential learning, the French major prepares you for meaningful work and success in our global world.
French Quick Facts
30-32 credit hours within the French program
32 credit hours in the well-rounded Integrative Core
Study Abroad in one of three locations: Pau or Lyon, France, or Chicoutimi, Quebec
Double major or minor in other areas of interest
International internship opportunities both virtual and in-person
Teach French at the K-12 level with the Ohio Teacher Licensure
Learn more about the Degree in French
Position yourself for a global career with a Bachelor of Arts in French at the University of Mount Union. With a rich curriculum that complements a wide variety of other areas and teaching assistants and professors from the native countries, our programs are perfect to bring first-hand experience and knowledge directly to you.
Our degree in French prepares you to:
Demonstrate the level of proficiency necessary to enable them to function in an environment where French is used exclusively. Students will demonstrate speaking, listening, reading, and writing in French at the ACTFL Advanced Low Level.
Learn an understanding of the cultures and civilizations of the principal groups of people who speak French, from a variety of perspectives, including the historical, geographical, sociopolitical, literary, and artistic.
Grow awareness of the relevance of foreign languages to professions and careers.
International opportunities are unlike any other experience a student has had. Through hands-on and engaging service-learning trips, international internships, and study abroad, you can immerse yourself in the language and culture of different countries. These impactful opportunities help you distinguish yourself as an accomplished and impressive leader after graduation.
Careers in French
French is also an influential language in the world of business. In fact, France is home to more than 2,000 subsidiaries of American companies, and French companies operate more than 600 subsidiaries in the United States. In addition, the Alliance Francaise has identified more than 800,000 jobs in the United States that require French. Major corporations with headquarters or subsidiaries in the United States and France include Du Pont, Hewlett-Packard, Xerox, Apple Computer, Michelin, Renault, Bic, and many more.
Education and teaching Public relations Business Government Law Medicine
Colfor Manufacturing Western Southern Life Foreign Service
At Mount Union, I was a member of the Legal Aid Society, Association of International Students, Residence Life Staff, Model United Nations and Mock Trial. It helped define my interests and shape my career path. I knew I wanted to study law, but I did not know which type of law. Through the variety of courses offered, I realized I was most interested in international studies topics. This inspired me to concentrate in international and human rights law during law school, and eventually join the Foreign Service.
Foreign Service Officer - U.S. Department of State
A school can seem completely different if you only look at its website or briefly drive by it. Schedule a visit to meet students & faculty and learn about all the opportunities it has to offer. I never thought that I would end up at Mount Union, but now I can't imagine it any other way.
Delta Sigma Tau French Culture Club UMU Aspiring Educators Honors Program Alpha Lambda Delta Alpha Mu Gamma Kappa Delta Pi First Gen Student Organization Curriculum Resource Center Student Worker
I want to pursue a career that will help me further develop my interpersonal and professional skills. As a student, Mount has helped me build these skills through the many learning opportunities such as film productions for Raider Student Media (RSM) with my friends and study abroad.
French Culture Club|Honors program| Jazz Band| Raider Student Media| Steel Band
Amy Achenbach Ogle ‘17PhD Student, Baylor University