French Studies

France is known for its strong literary, artistic, and philosophical influences—and its food and fashion. Studying the French-speaking world—its language, its cultures, its histories—is not only intellectually fulfilling, but it also builds cultural competence. Wheaton’s French Studies majors study and write about cultural artifacts: film, literature, music. Beyond developing global awareness, learning to read, research, or write in a second language enriches graduate school and careers in business, education, law, medicine, politics, communications, and other fields.




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 *

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


Offered by the French Studies department.