Foreign Language- French (Bachelor of Arts)

A happy student of Asian ethnicity is surrounded by her peers in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France

Do you love to play with English? Do you like to hear the sounds of foreign languages? Are you attracted to people who speak other languages and come from other cultures? Then you may want to major in French. Language Study expands the intellect and can actually improve one’s mental health. It enlightens our trips abroad and allows us to better understand our neighbors in the Western Hemisphere and across the world. One can also expect a greater degree of career opportunities to come with a strong language foundation. The value of an employee proficient in a foreign language cannot be overestimated in today’s borderless economy. Language Skills allow us to better navigate the new economy of the Twenty-First Century.

Potential Careers

Translation & Interpretation:

  • Commercial Language Schools
  • Publishers
  • Hospitals
  • Federal Government
    • Department of State (consular, administrative, economic, political)
    • Central Intelligence Agency (overseas information, education exchange, cultural programs)
    • Voice of America – Immigration and Naturalization (border patrols, special agent, immigration examiner, deportation specialist)
    • Department of Defense (military branches, Defense Intelligence Agency, National Security Agency)
    • Peace Corps - National Endowment for the Humanities State and Local Government
    • Port authorities
    • Economic development agencies
    • Police/law enforcement
    • Social service agencies
  • Economic development agencies
  • Foreign companies operating in U.S.
  • U. S. companies operating abroad
  • Import/export
  • Translation agencies

United Nations:

  • Professional posts
  • Technical assistance experts
  • Administrative posts
  • Public information posts
  • Office of Legal Affairs
  • Translators/precis.-writers
  • Interpreters
  • Librarians
  • Clerical/secretarial posts
  • Guides

Volunteer Organizations:

  • Religious organizations (missionary, social service)
  • Civic organizations (social services, community development, hunger relief, etc.)

Education Administration:

  • American-sponsored private schools abroad
  • Foreign study and exchange programs
  • American college programs abroad
  • International study programs
  • Corporations providing training for transfer personnel

Business, Industry & Commerce:

  • Environmental Firms
  • Sports organizations
  • Advertising departments and agencies
  • Finance (banks, savings & loans, credit unions)
  • Public relations firms
  • Computer firms (hardware and software sales and service)
  • Telecommunications Travel (airlines, railroads, cruise lines, airports)
  • Health care (hospitals, clinics, etc.)
  • Mass communications (magazines, newspapers, radio, TV, books, etc.)


  • Foreign language teacher
  • English as a second language


  • Libraries
  • Museums
  • Entertainment

Median Annual Salary



Immigration Consultant


Language Specialist


Telecommunications Operator


Travel Agent


Passenger Assistant


*Median annual salaries are from the and

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