Francophiles are everywhere. In Philadelphia, French culture abounds. From the French Second Empire architectural style of City Hall and collections of French art at the Rodin Museum, Barnes Foundation and Philadelphia Museum of Art, to the numerous French restaurants and coffee shops downtown, Philadelphia provides an ideal place to study France and its language.
At Saint Joseph's, French majors enjoy small class sizes, a language lab featuring modern technology and a writing lab where they can practice their proficiency. By focusing on full language immersion and reading French literary works in their original language, students master fluency and graduate with the skills necessary to excel in teaching, journalism, international marketing and government.
Students have the opportunity to choose between the French major, focused on language acquisition and literature, and the French studies major, an interdisciplinary program designed to incorporate fine arts, history, international relations, philosophy or political science. Graduates of the department have gone on to travel abroad through both Fulbright scholarships and assistantships from the French government.
In addition to the majors and minor, students may also pursue Secondary Teaching Certification. Semester and summer study abroad programs are available to both Strasbourgh, France and Quebec, Canada.