MSU helmetFrench

Designed for students who wish to develop excellent reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in the French language, the French major also allows students to build a strong understanding of the history and culture of French communities throughout the world.

Many French majors choose to study abroad or complete internships abroad. Students who wish to earn teacher certification may apply to the teacher education program during their sophomore year.

What can I do with French?

Graduates in French pursue careers in a range of industries, excelling in jobs that demand deep knowledge of the French language and culture.

Alumni work at:

  • Chrysler Corporation
  • French Institute Alliance Française
  • French Ministry of Education
  • Pfizer
  • Amazon
  • Yahoo!
  • Dow Chemical Company

Alumni work as:

  • Bilingual customer services specialists
  • International career development director
  • Instructors
  • Legal translators
  • Foreign teaching assistants
  • Legislative assistants
  • Labor and employment attorneys


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