• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
The study of French not only provides a comprehensive and practical understanding of using the French language, but also develops intellectual curiosity, critical thinking skills, and appreciation of the humanistic context of international cultures. The French program is offered by Washington State University.


The French program is offered by Washington State University

Strengths of the program
  • The department offers specialized language courses for students in business, the social sciences, engineering, and the sciences.
  • WSU’s program includes the study of literature, film, and traditions of foreign cultures to deepen students’ intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and comprehension skills.
  • The Language Learning Resource Center in Thompson Hall provides foreign language students access to Windows and Macintosh computers, as well as two HD TVs with video and DVD players.

A major in French can be useful in various aspects of international business or service work that requires communication with clients who speak the French language in such places as Europe, Africa, and some provinces of Canada.

With additional study, a major in French can lead to work as a teacher of French at the high school or college/university level.

Potential jobs:

  • Translation and interpreting services
  • Customs and immigration
  • Public relations
  • Business
  • Teaching
  • Travel and tourism
  • Law enforcement
  • Health services
  • Publishing, editing
  • Communication

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
    • Partially taught in French
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Introduction to the World of Languages
  • Introduction to Foreign Film
  • Introduction to Foreign Literature
  • Global Theory and Regional Reality
  • Fourth Semester Language Study
  • Intermediate Reading and Translation
  • Intermediate Speaking and Listening
  • Intermediate Grammar and Writing
  • Advanced Speaking and Listening
  • Advanced Grammar and Writing

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:


    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.

Academic Requirements

  • Have your high school send your official transcripts to WSU. If you have college credit through Running Start or a similar program, ask the college to send those transcripts to WSU as well.
  • Have your official SAT or ACT scores sent to WSU.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    24516 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24516 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National Applies to you

    9884 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9884 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Pullman

  • 904 - 1510 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Washington State University awards millions of dollars in financial aid and scholarships to students every year based on financial need, academic merit, or a combination of the two.

Foreign language majors are also eligible to apply for the more than $50,000 awarded annually by the WSU College of Arts and Sciences.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.