Students in Muskingum University's French major acquire a well-rounded education, ensuring they are prepared for a range of careers at home or abroad. This program includes study of the French language, literary and artistic production of French-speaking cultures, and the practical applications of French in the global economy.


  • Independent research projects in the student’s field of interest, conducted in French or English, and possibly including field research
  • Senior seminar research projects presented in an oral expose and a written paper
  • Opportunity to qualify for and join Phi Sigma Iota honorary society
  • Employment opportunities with the World Languages Department in the office.
  • Study abroad through an exchange program with the Universite du Sud Toulon-var in Toulon, France


Students will be prepared for roles including global human resources consultant, high school French teacher, ESL teacher, graduate teaching assistant in French, translator, federal government employee, Peace Corps volunteer, and supplier to international relief organizations.

French majors from Muskingum University have also gone on to pursue graduate degrees at schools including University of Virginia, University of Kentucky, Lexington, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Purdue University, University of Toledo, Campbell University Law School, Bowling Green State University, Xavier University, University of Wisconsin at Madison, American University, University of Regensburg (Germany), and University of Pittsburgh.

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