French Studies
Offered by the French Studies department.

Course offerings in the Department of French Studies reflect our belief that a nation’s language, literature, and culture are inseparable, and that French literature is a privileged archive of Francophone cultures. The study of other cultures in their respective languages, and the investigation of the similarities and differences within and among nations, offer invaluable insight into our own language and culture.



Kirk Anderson

Professor of French Studies; Chairman, French Studies Department

Jonathan David Walsh

Professor of French Studies


100% of French Studies majors from the past five years have found employment, attended graduate school or achieved a fellowship or service opportunity within six months of graduation *

of French Studies majors

Recent Graduates

Sample First Jobs

  • Associate Digital Strategist, Digitas
  • Digitization Assistant, Maine State Library
  • English Teaching Assistant, TAPIF
  • Marketing Project Support Specialist, iSpecimen
  • YouTube Online Partner Manager, Google

Sample Graduate Schools

  • Boston University
  • University of Toronto

*outcomes data is based on a knowledge rate of 82% for the classes of 2014-2018