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French (BA)

French (BA)

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Master the French language and develop an in-depth knowledge of intellectual and cultural developments in the French-speaking world.

Our French program prepares you for life after graduation in a country that values bilingual communicative skills, while offering you a rich and rewarding student experience.

Program Highlights

  • We offer a French immersion classroom experience.
  • You’ll have opportunities to study abroad and you can earn a credit while participating in the Explore program.
  • We offer a rich and varied interdisciplinary curriculum, and use innovative approaches to teaching and learning.
  • Interested in teaching? Take advantage of our agreement with Laurier's Faculty of Education. In your fourth year, you'll be eligible for priority consideration for this Pathway to Education if you have a GPA of at least 75% and at least 50 hours of relevant volunteer work.
  • Become an instructional assistant in your upper years.

First-Year Courses

The level of French you previously completed will determine which of the following courses you will need to complete in your first year of study:

  • Introductory French I
  • Introductory French II
  • Practical French I
  • Practical French II
  • Language through Popular Culture I
  • Atelier in Composition and Stylistics

For more detailed information, visit our Program Requirements page. 

Admission Requirements

We encourage applicants of all academic backgrounds to apply.

Ontario High School Curriculum

  • Minimum admission range: low 70s.
  • Competitive admission range, based on last year’s admitted students: low 80s.
  • English at 60%.

Other Curriculums

Visit our admission requirements section to find specific requirements for international curriculums, other Canadian curriculums, transfer students and more.

Design Your Degree

These are a few popular academic opportunities that allow you to dive deeper into your major area of study or broaden your knowledge:

  • Spanish Minor
  • Arabic Minor
  • German Minor
  • Italian Minor

Check out other options to enhance your degree.

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