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A degree in French prepares students for a wide-ranging number of careers and pursuits. Our graduates have gone to work in banking, insurance, finance, government, and non-profit organizations, and teaching careers at the secondary and university levels.  They have also combined their language degrees with legal degrees to become valued translators in their primary fields. French graduates have continued in graduate and professional schools like North Carolina University, Boston College, and LSU.

The degree in Modern Languages with a concentration in French   offers an extensive curriculum which includes the opportunity to study in Belgium and France as part of the CODOFIL consortium as well as twenty-six elective hours that may allow students to complete a dual degree.  Students may also complete a degree in Secondary Education combined with French to prepare to teach.

The Department also offers a minor in Latin and/or Classical Studies and courses in elementary Chinese. 

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Making sure your program is the right financial investment is an important part of the search process.


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What sets us apart?

Placement and credit exams 

Placement and credit exams are available to help students begin their French studies above the elementary level.

The French honor society

Pi Delta Phi is the National French Honor Society for undergraduate and graduate students at accredited public and private colleges and universities in the United States. The highest academic honor in the field of French and the oldest academic honor society for a modern foreign language in the United States, Pi Delta Phi was founded as a departmental honor society at the University of California at Berkeley in 1906. The Society was nationalized when the Beta Chapter was established at the University of Southern California in 1925. The Society was officially endorsed by the American Association of Teachers of French as the only collegiate French honor society in 1949. more

Language Learning Center

Students may work as tutors in the Language Learning Center.


Students who study languages at ULM have access to the Language Learning Center located on the third floor of Walker Hall  3-50. The Center offers Internet connectivity and contains seventeen computer workstations. The Center also has electronic material on culture and civilization, as well as programs for practicing with languages.  In addition, there are tutors available for French, Spanish, and Latin.


The center is open to all ULM students. Lab hours are Monday-Friday 8-5 and Friday 8-noon. To make an appointment visit us at the center or call 342-3097.

Collaboration and research opportunities 

Students have the opportunity to collaborate on research with French faculty and help manage the Festival of World Languages.


The French program offers certificates in French for business.

Global Studies

Students may also choose to complete a concentration in Global Studies.

Here are a few of the top careers in this field:

-Teaching in secondary schools and universities

-Museum curators




The School of Humanities offers a degree in Modern Languages with a major option in French through the College of Arts, Education, and Sciences.  It also offers a degree in French for secondary education majors through the School of Education.

The Modern Language degree requires thirty (30) hours of French above the elementary (1001 and 1002) level and twelve (12) hours of Spanish (1001, 1002, 2005).

Students in the College of Education and Human Development must complete forty-two (42) hours including 1001-1002, 2005, and phonetics, grammar and composition, six hours of culture and civilization, 4074 and 4075 in the thirty six hours above 1002.

NOTE: This information on this page is provided as a reference only and is subject to change. Always verify all curriculum information with your faculty advisor or the dean's office. For complete information see the ULM Course Catalog.

Other French Options

Students may also choose to complete a concentration in Global Studies.

Many students are also choosing a minor in French, Latin, or Spanish. Except for students who wish to certify to teach, the minor consists of eighteen hours of the language at any level. Students who wish to certify to teach French or Spanish must complete twenty one (21) hours. Those who wish to teach Latin must complete twenty-four (24) hours of Latin and twelve hours of related courses in mythology, history, theater, and/or English.

The courses available to students of French above the intermediate (2005) level include:

1003 Study Abroad
2010 Commercial French
2031 Grammar and Composition
3002 Survey of French Literature
3012 Phonetics
3015 Foreign Language Practicum
3024 Conversation and Composition
3025 French Culture and Civilization
4003 Literature of the Francophone World
4004 Seminar in French Literature
4015 Advanced Language Development
4074 Second Language Acquisition (crosslisted with Span. 474)
4075 Language, Culture, and Classroom (crosslisted with Span. 475)
5001 Problems in Phonology and Morphology
5002 Problems in Grammar and Syntax


List of programs/Activities:

-Study abroad opportunities in Belgium and France with CODOFIL

-National French honor society Pi Delta Phi

-Opportunities to tutor in the Language Learning Center

-Opportunity to collaborate with faculty on research projects and to help the Festival of World Languages.

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