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French, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #483 (BCR) Ottawa, Canada
Carleton University's Department of French makes it easy to integrate French into your studies, whether you wish to major in French, expand your BA with a minor in French or enrol in a single course. 
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Overview

The department’s comprehensive approach allows students to benefit from language courses that are culturally grounded in the francophone world. Our course structure spans beginner to advanced levels, targets both oral and written proficiency, and focuses on students’ full development as competent readers, speakers and writers. 

Courses in our BA programs in French at Carleton University offer students the opportunity to specialize in literary studies or French linguistics. You may engage academically with topics ranging from emerging voices in Quebec literature to writers from Africa and the Caribbean to the social dynamics of language. Exchange opportunities are available to students majoring in French.

Future opportunities 

The Carleton French graduate holds a foundation to pursue careers in a wide range of fields, which in some cases may require further programs of study. Such fields include business, international affairs, education, translation/interpreting, editing, museums, fine arts, government and media, nongovernmental organizations and other areas.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
    • Partially taught in French
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • French Placement for Language Students
  • French: Writing
  • Introduction aux études littéraires
  • Introduction à la linguistique française
  • Compétences critiques
  • Du Baroque aux Lumières

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    86

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

  • You will need a secondary school or high school graduation certificate. Education should normally consist of a minimum of 12 years of study. 
  • You will need to present transcripts from your senior high school along with your graduation diploma or certificate, and any graduation exam results.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27282 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27282 CAD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    7210 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7210 CAD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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  • National: $7,210 – $11,755
  • International: $27,282 – $36,863

Living costs for Ottawa

  • 1168 - 1930 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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