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French Studies

  • French Studies
  • Concurrent French Studies & Education
  • Interdisciplinary Arts and Science
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Admission Requirements & Program Highlights

Mastery of a second language is a huge advantage, especially in the workforce of Canada, a major G7 member and an officially bilingual nation. Our varied and comprehensive course of study includes courses in language training, linguistics, translation, and the literatures and cultures of the French-speaking world. A degree in French Studies can lead to careers in teaching, government, journalism, media, and business, amongst other fields.

Admission Requirements

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

ENG4U required and any Grade 12U French.

70%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English required and any Grade 12U French.

70%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English required and any Grade 12U French.

70%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English, Grade 12 French.

70%

Want a challenge? This intensive program is for you if you wish to pursue a BA (General) or BSc (General), while concurrently studying concurrent Education and completing field experience in schools. You’ll receive two degrees and be eligible to teach at the intermediate/senior (Grades 7-12) level.

Admission Requirements

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

ENG4U required. Grade 12U French with a minimum 75% also required. Admission to first year only.

75%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English required. Grade 12U French with a minimum 75% also required. Admission to first year only.

75%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English required. Grade 12U French with a minimum 75% also required. Admission to first year only.

75%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English, Grade 12 French, Admission to first year only.

75%

If you’re a highly motivated student who wants knowledge and skills that will familiarize you with the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, this elite program is for you. Design your program to match your interests and career aspirations. From here, consider a master’s program, professional school (medicine, optometry, dentistry, occupational therapy, naturopathic medicine, law, MBA, pharmacy), or teaching (with additional studies).

Admission Requirements (with/without Thesis)

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

ENG4U, MHF4U, and two from SBI4U, SCH4U, or SPH4U required. MCV4U strongly recommended.

80%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English, Grade 12 Advanced Functions, and two from Grade 12 Biology, Grade 12 Chemistry, or Grade 12 Physics required. Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors strongly recommended.

80%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English, Grade 12 Advanced Functions, and two from Grade 12 Biology, Grade 12 Chemistry, or Grade 12 Physics required. Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors strongly recommended.

80%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English, Grade 12 Math, two of the following: Biology, Chemistry, Physics. Calculus strongly recommended.

80%

Functional Knowledge

  • Understanding human behaviour, communication, and interaction as shaped by social and cultural contexts
  • Speaking and writing effectively and persuasively in French
  • Reading, comprehending and analyzing primary texts in French; conducting original research
  • Appreciating the cultural and linguistic diversity of the French-speaking world
  • Understanding the science of language, and appreciating the ways in which language influences expression and communication
  • Determining and describing how people, places, and events have influenced modern cultures and human practices
  • Understanding significant differences and commonalities between groups, societies, religions, and cultures
  • Using this knowledge to identify commonalities and to bridge differences in the workplace and elsewhere

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With the programs you want and smaller student-to-faculty ratios, you can get the hands-on learning that's sure to set you on a journey to a future you'll be proud of.

Explore Opportunities

Explore a selection of recommended opportunities for students in this program. Below you'll find many options – you don’t have to do everything on it or limit yourself to it. Engage in opportunities from each of the three categories to set yourself up for success.

HIP

High-Impact Practices (HIP)

A HIP is an enriching educational experience that can be life-changing and often includes learning outside of the classroom while encouraging meaningful interaction and collaboration.

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Career Planning

Intentional career planning will help you prepare for your next step after graduation. It is a fluid, dynamic, and continuous process, meaning you can move on or return to an earlier stage at any time. You can even work through simultaneous cycles, like one for your long-term dream job and another for a summer job.

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Build your Skills and Experience

Your UWindsor experience is more than attending classes. It is a combination of academics, co-curricular activities, and extracurricular involvement. By making the most of all three elements of your university experience, you will maximize your opportunities to build your skills, broaden your personal network, and clarify your long term academic and career goals.

Academics

Curriculum

Courses of study specific to each program

Co-Curriculum

Co-Curriculum

Activities and experiences that complement coursework (Outstanding Scholars, peer mentoring, VIP)

Extracurriculum

Extracurriculum

Activities falling outside of the scope of set curriculum (Part-time job, clubs, volunteering, athletics


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Windsor/Essex County is a beautiful region situated in the heart of the Great Lakes. We enjoy the warmest climate in Ontario, with a long Summer and short Winter. Come see us, you won't want to leave.

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Life After Graduation

Ashley Campagna

“In addition to strengthening my proficiency in French and preparing me for a teaching career in French as a first language, my undergraduate studies at the University of Windsor developed my critical and analytical skills, helped me gain an appreciation for international francophone culture and literature, and fostered an openness to the world. Classes led in an intimate setting by personable and knowledgeable faculty made my experience unforgettable, nurturing in me a desire to remain a lifelong learner.”

Ashley Campagna –
BAH in French Studies with Minor in Psychology [2010]

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Number of French Studies Graduates (2017)

90.2%

Employment rate of graduates 2 years following degree completion
(OUGS Humanities, 2014)

Common Industries for French Studies Graduates

  • Arts and culture
  • Business: Research and analysis, human resources
  • Education: Teaching, language teaching
  • Government: Multilingual positions
  • Immigration and community integration
  • Law and law enforcement
  • Media, marketing, journalism, and publishing
  • Research agencies: Public and private

Career Tracks*

  • Administrative assistant
  • Archivist
  • Border services officer
  • Business advisor
  • Communications specialist
  • Curator
  • Editor
  • Historical consultant
  • Human resources manager
  • Immigration services
  • Industry instructor
  • Journalist
  • Language advisor
  • Lawyer
  • Librarian
  • Marketing manager
  • Media analyst
  • Museum director
  • Professor
  • Public official
  • Public policy advisor
  • Public relations officer
  • Reporter
  • Research co-ordinator
  • Speech pathologist
  • Teacher
  • Television/Radio analyst
  • Translator
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* Additional education and/or training required for some of the above careers.

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