French Program


The purpose of the French major is to enable students to attain an advanced level of competency in speaking, listening, reading and writing, and to provide them with a comprehensive knowledge of the historic and contemporary culture and institutions of France and the francophone world.

The French language is studied not as an end in itself, but as a vehicle for students' broader and more informed participation in their chosen fields. Courses taken abroad in the CSU International Program may be counted toward the major or minor or as an elective credit. Programs are available in Aix-en-Provence, Paris and Québec.

For additional information about the French program or French advising, contact Suzanne Toczyski at

Why a French Major?

Wondering what to do with a French major or minor? See our career options list. There are so many wonderful reasons to learn French.

French Club

Please visit the French Club web site.


French students with President Judy K. Sakaki
French Club students with President Judy K. Sakaki at Seawolf Day