Degree Options: Major, Minor
Locations: Lincoln Center, Rose Hill
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The French Studies major is for committed Francophiles with an independent streak and the passion to see their ideas through.
274 millions French speakers worldwide in 2014, and over 700 millions expected by 2050! Be one of them and learn a language spoken on five continents.
French Studies is an individualized, interdisciplinary course of study based in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures. Working closely with a faculty advisor, you will design a rigorous course of study that fits your passions and ambitions.
Here at Fordham, majoring in French goes beyond the classroom as you will find many opportunities to immerse yourself in French in a rich and diverse Francophone cultural presence right here in New York City. You can also choose from a wide range of study abroad programs and spend a semester or a year studying and living in a Francophone country.
We draw on a long Jesuit tradition of scholarship on and respect for the world's diverse languages and cultures-and virtually all of them are in New York City. From cultural events to people on the streets, New York City is your classroom for learning French.
You'll learn more than French area studies here. You'll also study philosophy, theology, economics, mathematics, ethics, science, and the performing arts through Fordham's common core curriculum, the centerpiece of our liberal arts education.
We want you to excel in your field-and as a human being.