French

Develop a broad and varied acquaintance with French and Francophone cultures and literature

Language is a key to unlocking new and different cultures and the French program makes available to students the textual, oral, and visual products of the French-speaking world. It also offers familiarity with the interdisciplinary exchanges—art, literature, history, politics, music, philosophy—that inform French studies today. Graduates of Mount Holyoke who have majored in French have used the language and analytical skills acquired during their studies to pursue a wide range of career options, from education, government service, and law to international banking, publishing, and marketing.

French Placement Test 

See if you qualify for the Global Competence Award