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French Minor

Add Value to Your Major With a French Minor
  • 10+

    Exciting Study Abroad Options in France and French-Speaking Countries

  • 8+

    French Internship Sites for Applied Learning Locally & Abroad

  • 300 M

    French is Spoken by More than 300 Million People

A French minor prepares you for careers in:

French is an official language of the United Nations, NATO, UNESCO, and the International Red Cross. More than 20% of all Peace Corps volunteers serve in French-speaking countries.

French minors work as teachers, tutors, and translators.

France is the number one tourist destination in the world. More people visit France per year than there are citizens of the country.

France is a leader in civil engineering, space and aeronautics, medical technologies, information technology, telecommunications, and computer animation.

Many major international businesses and other organizations, as well as American companies, regularly recruit candidates who speak French.

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Learn To

Demonstrate an oral proficiency in French; listen and comprehend French

Read and comprehend various genres of French writing: personal and business correspondence, newspaper articles, film reviews, and literary texts

Write well in French: correspondence, summaries, narratives, descriptions, and analytical essays

Demonstrate cultural competency related to French and/or Francophone cultures

I wanted to take advantage of UNCW's Study Abroad opportunities and fell in love with learning the language under the wings of the French professors at UNCW. I was nudged to minor in the language at first, but then given my time abroad, I decided it would be best to major in French - giving my all to learn the most while I can!
Kaitlyn Woollen '19
French Minor Program Overview

Broaden Your Horizons with a French Minor