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.
- French Studies Major Major
- French Studies Minor Minor
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 *
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
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