Study French at Boston University 

Located in the heart of one of the most vibrant cultural centers in the United States, Boston University’s French Studies program offers students of all levels a rich experience in reading and interpreting a wide variety of literary, cinematic, linguistic, and cultural texts.   A rigorous undergraduate language and literature program, supported by the Geddes Language Center, a superb language-learning facility, and closely keyed to multiple study abroad programs in Paris, all prepare students to come to “inhabit” the French cultural heritage and to enter a variety of professions in which a deep knowledge of French language and culture will be required.

As for cinema studies, the department annually hosts the French film festival and students can also take advantage of the Boston Museum of Fine Art’s French film festival and frequent special programs at the Harvard Film Archive.  Other important university resources include the Mugar Library and its Howard Gotlieb Collection of rare books and documents. 

Overview of the Program

All majors must complete 12 courses, and each minor must complete 6.Out of these courses, majors must fulfill each of the  distributional requirements outlined below.

French Major Worksheet

French Minor Worksheet

To Declare a Major or Minor in French, please click here and follow the instructions based on your current school or college.

French Language Administration

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Jennifer Cazenave

CIMS Director of Undergraduate Studies, Assistant Professor of French
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Katherine Lakin-Schultz

Coordinator of French Language Program, Master Lecturer in French