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A French major at Wright State could provide significant dividends for you. Consider:
Many employers seek out the communication and cultural skills acquired through the in-depth study of a language. In addition to becoming teachers and translators, French graduates from Wright State have gone on to work in study abroad and travel offices, tech companies, the Peace Corps, business, non-governmental organizations, law, and medicine.
You may find that combining a French degree with a degree in engineering, medicine, computer science, business, etc. opens up even more possibilities on the job market.
Some other possible career options if you pursue a modern language degree include:
View the French program profile for sample occupations, average salary, and employment projections
French students at Wright State enjoy a plethora of study abroad options, from short-term professor-led experiences to semester programs for foreign students to matriculating in a French university through an exchange program. You can experience French or francophone culture firsthand, gain linguistic and cultural confidence, and become more attractive to future employers for your willingness to take risks and your sense of curiosity.
Founded in 2003, the summer Ambassador Program to France is one of the university’s longest-running programs. Program leaders keep fees low by planning the trip without travel agencies.
You may also gain valuable service experience by serving as an officer of the French Club. You will plan, advertise, and direct club events and activities with the help of an advisor.
Advanced students may be hired as supplemental instructors for elementary and intermediate French courses, in addition to earning credit by working as a language assistant in lower level classes. Wright State has many opportunities for earning credits while living or traveling abroad.
View Bachelor of Arts in French program information and requirements in the Academic Catalog.
If you are a current student and wish to change majors, go to the WINGS Express major/minor change request form and change your major. If you are an undecided/exploratory student, talk to your advisor about majoring in French.