Bachelor of Arts in French

Become proficient in the French language with the Bachelor of Arts in French in the College of Liberal Arts at Temple University. In this 123-credit undergraduate degree program, you’ll immerse yourself in the language, and explore the rich history and cultural heritage of France and Francophone regions. 

The French BA program’s engaging linguistic experiences and small class sizes allow students to not only develop a strong foundation in French but also graduate ready and able to converse with native speakers. Students gain the communication skills needed to navigate the world across local, regional, national and global perspectives.

In addition to learning French, you’ll explore 

  • the cultural and social norms, practices and traditions of the country’s many diverse regions;
  • the evolution of French cinema, literature and art; and
  • how France’s rich, but turbulent, history helped shape the country it is today.

Graduates have a comprehensive knowledge of the language, culture and societal structure, which is necessary in an increasingly interconnected world. Students in Temple’s foreign language programs are global-minded, observant and travel-oriented, and they are encouraged to take advantage of the university’s study away opportunities to implement their studies in the real world. 

Students are expected to have a certain degree of French language education before entering the program. Learn more about the program’s admissions requirements

Certificate Programs

The College of Liberal Arts has 22 undergraduate certificate programs for you to expand your knowledge and diversify your Temple education. Certificates can complement degree programs, allowing you to specialize in an area and highlight your exposure to disciplines outside of your major.

+1 Accelerated Degree Programs

Temple offers 10 accelerated +1 Accelerated Degree programs. Eligible undergraduate students can use up to 12 specified graduate credits approved by the College of Liberal Arts to fulfill requirements for their undergraduate degree. Students apply for graduate degree programs in their junior year. 

Students earn a BA or BS degree upon successful completion of their fourth year. At the end of their fifth year, students earn an MA or MS degree. 

Learn more about accelerated programs in the College of Liberal Arts.

Classes & Curriculum

In addition to Temple University and College of Liberal Arts course requirements, students in the French Major program will be required to complete ten courses in French, including reading and composition.

Reading courses focus on techniques to allow understanding of French texts without translating to English, and writing courses place an emphasis on vocabulary and sentence patterns helpful in writing French. Students will also be required to complete a Survey of French Literature course, which covers the movements, trends and events that shaped French literature throughout different key time periods. 

Examples of elective courses available include the following.

  • Francophone Literatures and Cultures
  • French Culture through Film
  • Techniques of Translation
  • Topics in French Cinema and Literature

Learn more about the French BA program requirements

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Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, the Bachelor of Arts offers a competitive level of tuition with multiple opportunities for financial support.

Tuition rates are set annually by the university and are affected by multiple factors, including program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency, and more. Learn more about our tuition and fees.

These tuition costs apply to the 2018–2019 academic year.

Pennsylvania resident:  $16,080.00 per year
Out-of-state: $28,992.00 per year