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French Studies

Students walking along a busy street in france on a sunny day with backpacks on their backsCanada is a bilingual country and French is spoken all around the world. Immerse yourself in French, French Canadian, and Francophone literatures and cultures. From the specialization in Quebec Studies to the single-major Honours program, Trent provides a complete selection of French Studies degrees at the undergraduate level. Our program offers opportunities for all levels of learners; whether you are at a beginner level, or coming from Core French or Immersion, you will be placed in the class that is right for you. As you progress, you will explore great works of literature in their original language, and learn about the arts and cultures of the Francophonie. Career opportunities abound for graduates of French Studies.

Degree Type

  • B.A.
  • B.A. (Honours)

The Trent Advantage

  • Choose to pursue a specialization in Quebec & French Canadian Studies
  • Spend a year studying abroad in Nantes, France
  • Embrace French-based events, including presentations by guest speakers, public readings, and student-run mini-conferences

Ontario Secondary School Requirements

General Admission Requirements:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
  • A minimum of six Grade 12 4U or 4M courses, including program specific prerequisites
  • A minimum 70% overall final average (unless otherwise specified)
  • ENG 4U with a minimum of 60%

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Career Paths

  • Cultural Affairs Coordinator
  • Foreign Services Officer
  • Immigration Officer
  • Interpreter
  • Linguist
  • Marketing Consultant
  • Public Administrator
  • Teacher
  • Public Servant
  • Professor