Communicate with the world.

The study of French will enrich and complement your overall liberal arts experience and prepare you for graduate school, teaching or a range of professions grounded in bilingualism. Understanding of other cultures has become a key that open a wide variety of opportunities — both personal and professional.
Why study French at Millsaps?

In their own words

Julia Kennedy, Class of 2024

“I have come to appreciate my experience studying French because of the incredible instruction I have received. I have been able to increase my fluency in the French language, and I have grown immensely as a student. I have been able to maintain a better grasp of the intricacies of the language, while also learning about interesting aspects of French culture and customs.”

Trinity Scott, Class of 2026

“I enrolled in French to fulfill my foreign language requirement. I love the accommodating instructors, the learning experience and the healthy class environment. ”

Ava Hilton, Class of 2024

“My time at Millsaps would not be the same without the French department. Professor Fermon is a kind and genuine person whose love for the French language and her students will ignite a passion for learning that surpasses your time at Millsaps.”

Featured Courses

Here is a sampling of a few courses that might pique your interest.

FREN 2000 Intermediate French
Building on Basic French, this course focuses on the practical application of basic listening and speaking skills. Students will expand their reading and writing skills.
FREN 2110 Contemporary French Culture
This course is designed to help students attain a level of linguistic proficiency and cultural understanding that will allow them to interact effectively with speakers of French. Class is taught in French.

Degree Options

Discover your degrees, minors, concentrations and certification options available for this field of study.

Minor in French
A minor in French provides an understanding of the language, literature and cultures of French-speaking peoples and regions.
Self-Designed Major
Design a major to best fit your personality, career goals and specific educational needs. The self-designed major is a customized major that you design, working closely with appropriate faculty. Create your own French major.


Our curriculum emphasizes problem solving and critical thinking skills essential to any career (and therefore any Pathway), as well as scientific writing and experimentation skills that may be especially critical to students interested in any of our six Pathways tracks.

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