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French Studies, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Oregon, OH, United States
As part of the Department of World Languages and Literatures, the French Studies program from Lewis and Clark College offers a major and a minor in French Studies and students may also choose French as a primary or a secondary language in the World Languages major.
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Bonjour!  Voulez-vous étudier en France ou dans un pays francophone?  Then consider majoring in French Studies, which will immerse you in one of the world’s most influential languages.

Spoken by more than 230 million people, it’s an official language of diplomacy for many international organizations, including the European Union, the International Olympic Committee, the United Nations, and the Red Cross. A strong knowledge of French language and culture is an asset to students seeking post-grad careers in education, diplomacy, international business, finance, economics, art and more.

Classes are small, focused, and taught by expert faculty; topics range from French composition and conversation, to major periods in French literature, to examinations of French society during various historical periods.

In addition to work in the classroom, we place great emphasis on studying abroad; all majors are required to study in one of Lewis & Clark’s programs in France or Senegal (where sub-Saharan Francophone culture can be experienced first-hand).

The French Studies program from Lewis and Clark College is ideal for all students interested in the French language and culture, whether new to the French language, or more experience in it.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Beginning French 
  • Intermediate French 
  • Intermediate French Reading in Cultural Context
  • French Literature in Translation
  • Conversational French
  • French Composition and Conversation
  • Introduction to French Literary Studies

English Language Requirements

  • 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.

  • 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.

General Requirements

  • Online Common Application or Paper Application with essay attached.
  • Official transcripts of all secondary school and college grades. 
  • Financial Documents
  • Proof of English proficiency.
  • School Report.
  • Teacher Evaluation, completed by a teacher who has taught you in an academic course (English, mathematics, science, foreign language, history, or social studies). 
  • SAT and/or ACT scores are optional for international student applicants, but are highly recommended for applicants who attend international/American schools. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    52346 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52346 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    52346 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52346 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Oregon

  • 1031 - 1710 USD/month
    Living Costs

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