• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Austin, TX, United States
274 Million Speakers. 68 Countries. 5 Continents. French! The Bachelor of Arts in French at Saint Edward’s University allows you to connect with the broader world in a language spoken by millions.
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French students at Saint Edward’s University are equipped with a broad knowledge of the Francophone world and prepare students for a variety of careers. We offer language courses for students at all levels along with seminars on Francophone literature, film, and culture. Over the course of your studies as a French major, you will …

  • Gain proficiency and fluency in a language
  • Hone your critical thinking and writing skills
  • Be able to study abroad with our partner school in Angers, France - the Université Catholique de l’Ouest
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of Francophone culture 

French is the official language of 30 countries worldwide. French and English are the two working languages of the United Nations, giving speakers of both languages an enormous advantage there. French is the language of key cities in the European Union such as Brussels, Paris and Geneva. It is also crucial for aid and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in the French-speaking world from Africa to the Caribbean.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • French 

  • Reading and Listening Comprehension

  • Practical Conversation

  • Advanced composition

  • Contemporary World Issues

  • The French Revolution

  • European History: Reformation Through 1900

  • Topics in French and Francophone Literature and Film

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Major Requirements: The Bachelor of Arts in French requires 36 hours of French major courses, which include a combination of courses in language, grammar, history, etc. Of those 36 hours, 15 hours are of Required courses  6 hours from a set list of courses, and 15 from another set list of courses. See degree plan.

Electives: Students will choose 15 hours from the following courses to complete the 36 hours required for the major. A maximum of six hours can be taken through FREN 3331 with different topics. 

General Education Requirements: The French degree requires 57 hours of general education courses that students complete over four years in addition to their major courses and electives.


Tuition Fee

  • International

    11676 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 46690 USD for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    11676 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 46690 USD for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Austin

  • 1243 - 2310 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


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