French Combination Majors (by Institution)

You Wouldn't Know They Majored in French

features 150 French graduates who have great careers outside of the French classroom. Many had double majors, reflecting their professional interests. This is not really surprising, since Foreign Languages are the first or second most frequent components in double majors. Over 65% of French majors are components of double majors. We also see French in self-designed majors, interdisciplinary or university studies majors. Some institutions have facilitated combination majors to allow students to graduate in a reasonable amount of time. The language requirement varies, sometimes including an OPI minimum proficiency or a term of immersion study abroad. This reflects in some ways a demographic shift away from what allowed the predominance of the literature-centured major beginning at the end of the nineteenth century. It also reflects a need for international skills in many popular careers. Below, you will find links to 95 of these programs.

Double Major: French and International Business (University of Alabama)   

Foreign Language and Global Engagement (Univ. of Alabama - Huntsville) 

Major in French Language and Culture for the Professions - Albion College   

BS in Business, Language & Culture Studies (Kogod School of Business, American University)   

BA in Foreign Language and Communication Media (World Languages & Cultures, American U)     

French and International Business, BA/BBA - Andrews University   

Walker College International Business Major - Appalachian State University     

Major in French - International Trade: Auburn University   

Major in Business French (Baylor University - International Business)   

French and Linguistics - Boston University    

French Language and Business [option II]- Brooklyn College    

French and Business Studies - (Butler University) - Indianapolis ??    

B.A. In Linguistics And French  (UCLA Department of Linguistics)    

BA in International Business (California State at Fullerton)   

International Business, Language, and Culture Major (Chestnut Hill College)     

French - Arts and Sciences  flexible degrees - University of Cincinnati     

Language and International Health BS (Clemson University)    

B.A. in Language & International Trade -Clemson University    

Language and International Business - College of Charleston     

Major in International Business - Concordia College   

Interdisciplinary Certificate in International Engineering and French - University of Colorado, Boulder  

French BA - Track B: International Language and Culture for the Professions (U Col. Denver)   

French Studies for the Global Community (University of Connecticut)   

Major French/Political Science - University of Delaware   


Business Dual-Degree Program [French] - Elon University   

Major in a Language [French] with Concentration in Business - Florida State University    

French Major with Business Coursework (Georgetown University)    

Institute of International Business - Georgia State University    

International Economics and Modern Languages - Georgia State University   

International Business Major - School of Business (High Point University)    

Management/French Double Major Requirements (Hope College)    

Commercial French (Department of French, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)    

French for International Trade (B.A.) - Indiana University of Pennsylvania    

International Business with Language and Culture (Boler School of Business, John Carroll Univ.)  

Foreign Language and International Economics: French - B.S. (Univ. of Kentucky)    

Foreign Language and International Economics: French - B.A. (Univ. of Kentucky)    

International Business & Modern Language (a "collaborative double major" Marshall University   

B.A. Language [French] and International Business - Marygrove College   

BBA in International Business - Marywood University [Scranton , PA]   

International Business Major (Walker School of Business, Mercyhurst College)   

International Business Dual Degree Program (Tabor School of Business, Millikin University)    

Bachelor of Arts in Foreign Language and International Trade - Mississippi College   

BBA/BA French and International Business - Mississippi State University     

Exchange Programs in France (International Business Programs, Missouri State U)    

French and International Business - Muskingum University    

International Business Program (Collage of Business Administration, University of Nebraska, Lincoln)   

French and Linguistics major (NYU, Department of Linguistics)   

Language and International Trade - SUNY Oswego    

International Business Dual Degree - The Poole College of Management (North Carolina State U)   

FRENCH WITH BUSINESS EMPHASIS (B.A.) - University of North Georgia    

Translation & International Business (Northern Illinois University, French, German, Spanish)    

College of Arts and Letters Launches International Economics Major (with French Notre Dame U)    


International Business Major (College of Business Administration, Old Dominion University)    

French-Business Option in French and Francophone Studies (Penn State)    

French-Engineering Option in French and Francophone Studies (Penn State)    

Applied French Option in French and Francophone Studies (Penn State)   

Bachelor of Arts in French (International Studies Option) - [career oriented] Purdue-Calumet   

French-International Business - Cross-school Majors (University of Richmond)    

Combined Major in English and French (University of Richmond) 

The International Engineering Program - University of Rhode Island   

Global Business Major [with French] - University of Rhode Island   

French and Pharmacy - University of Rhode Island   

French and Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design (TMD) - University of Rhode Island       

BS in International Business -  (Mario J. Gabelli School of Business, Roger Williams University)   

History / French Major (Rutgers University, Department of French)   

Language and World Trade Interdisciplinary Concentration - Samford Univ.  

BA in French with International Business Concentration (St. John's University)     

International Economics-French Combined Major - St. Lawrence University    

International Business & Language Area Studies (St. Norbert College)    

International Business – Language Intensive (University of St. Thomas)      

The International Business Program: French - San Diego State University     

Shippensburg University, French - Business school sign pact

Management and Business - French Interdepartmental Major (Skidmore College)    

French: Business Administration (BA) - Modern Languages & Cultures (Slippery Rock University)   

International Business [interschool cooperative degree] - South Dakota State University      

French with an International Studies & Business Concentration (University of South Florida)   

Foreign Language & International Trade (Southern Illinois University, Carbondale   

Language & International Trade  (University of Southern Indiana)   

French and a Second Discipline (European Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, Stony Brook Univ.)  

French and International Economics (Suffolk University)   

Language and World Business - Univ. of Tennessee Knoxville   

International Business and Cultures Major (Tennessee Technological University)  

BBA Degree in International Business - French (Univ. of Texas Arlington)   

THE BA/MBA - A Five Year Program In Foreign Languages And International Business (U. of Toledo)  

Valparaiso University International Economics and Cultural Affairs

Valparaiso University International Engineering Program   

French and European Studies Major (Vanderbilt University)   

Certificate in French for Business (Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University)   

French, Commercial Emphasis (BA) - Weber State University   

International Business - Wesleyan College (Georgia)   

International Business Major - (Dept. of Modern Languages, Western Kentucky U)     

Certificate in French Studies for Business Students (Department of French & Italian, University of Wisconsin)    

Marketing and International Business - Wright State University  

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