French

Degrees Granted
BA, Minor
Degree Level
Undergraduate
Location
Garden City

Expand your reach and gain access to other cultures as you acquire the foundation of a genuinely multicultural education.

Why Earn a BA in French?

Earning a degree in French opens the door to a career in a number of fields—business, education, journalism, law, law enforcement, library science, medicine, public health, social work, translation and interpreting. You can become a language teacher in the United States or in international schools with an advanced degree in French education, or you could become a professional translator or interpreter.

Why Major in French at Adelphi?

  • Receive personal attention in small classes with our distinguished, multilingual professors who are focused on your success.
  • Achieve written and oral fluency and a deep understanding of other world cultures as you immerse yourself in a variety of languages and literatures.
  • Gain valuable career skills and learn to work with a growing non-English-speaking population in business, healthcare, or human services fields, or prepare for graduate school to become a language educator.

95%*

* Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2018
of our undergraduate and graduate students have jobs or are continuing their education within six months of graduation.
Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2018

In Autumn 2016, a few months after I graduated, I was selected to work during the 2016–2017 school year as an English teaching assistant in a few elementary schools in a small town located an hour north of Paris via the prestigious Teaching Assistant Program in France (TAPIF). The overall experience of living and working in France was one of the most priceless experiences of my life.

Sean Gaynor ‘16

Minor, Degree & Certificate Options

Adelphi’s Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures offers several different options for pursuing language studies, including opportunities to double major, several minor options and a certificate in translation studies.

Double Major

High-achieving students may choose to double major, pursuing multiple language degrees or a language degree in addition to other degrees from the College of Arts and Sciences. Recent double majors have paired their language major with biology, dance, art or an additional language.

Minor in French

A French minor allows you to complement your studies, enrich your personal life and acquire practical skills that can be applied to professional objectives. If you wish to minor in French, you must complete 18–24 credits in that language, depending on your entry level. It is recommended that you contact language faculty early for individual guidance in the development of an appropriate language minor.

Certificate in Translation Studies

Designed for students taking one of three languages—Spanish, French or Italian—the program is applicable to students interested in careers that involve the frequent translation of documents such as education, social work, literature and business. The program also has a component in interpreting for a variety of legal settings (depositions, courts, lawyer’s offices) and healthcare (hospital, clinics, doctor’s offices).

The certificate program is open to current University students and college graduates seeking to add to their portfolio and make themselves more marketable to employers.

Program Info

Application Requirements

To apply for this program, submit the appropriate application requirements:

Transformative Educational Opportunities

All undergraduate students have the opportunity to apply for the following programs to expand their educational landscape:

  • The Honors College – fostering intellectual perspectives and critical skills
  • Levermore Global Scholars – preparing students to become global thinkers and leaders
  • Study Abroad – providing opportunities to experience another culture and see the world from a new perspective

Awards & Recognition

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Alumnae Hall 109

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