The French Program at UA

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At The University of Alabama, students have the opportunity to complete:

  • an undergraduate minor in French,
  • a Foreign Languages and Literature (FLL) major in French,
  • a dual major in FLL-French and Business,
  • a Master’s degree in French literature or linguistics (which can even start while completing undergraduate requirements for the French major by entering the Accelerated Masters Program)
  • a PhD in French literature or linguistics.

We offer a highly regarded Alabama in France  Summer Abroad Program in addition to semester and year abroad programs in France and Belgium. Students can volunteer to participate in our French Language Exploration Outreach Program (FLEX) to teach French once a week to children enrolled in 2nd, 3rd, & 4th grade at University Place Elementary school in Tuscaloosa. .

Our students are supported in their studies by a variety of cultural and social activities throughout the fall and spring semesters, such as the French conversation table, game nights, crêpe parties, and French-language film screenings, many hosted by the Cercle Français (French Club).