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French and Francophone Studies

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Fluency in French opens the door to many careers across Canada. In this program, you’ll immerse yourself in a French-speaking environment. Reach a high level of written and spoken French. Study French cinema and literature. Explore how technology can assist with language learning and translation.

Quick facts

Program options:
Bachelor degree, Minor
Study options:
Full-time study
Program delivery:
Dynamic learning:
Co-op optional Field School (Paris)

Areas of focus

  • Arts and culture
  • Technology-mediated language learning
  • Translation


  • Communications coordinator
  • Cultural programs coordinator
  • Foreign service officer
  • Human resources coordinator
  • Immigration or intelligence officer
  • International project coordinator
  • Legal professional
  • Librarian or archivist
  • Marketer
  • Program manager
  • Student services officer
  • Translator or interpreter


Apply to the Faculty of Humanities (Undeclared) as a high school student or a transfer student from another post-secondary institution.

You can declare this program as your major after one or more years of full-time study. Alternatively, you can choose another major and add this program as a minor to broaden your studies.

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English language proficiency

You must demonstrate English language proficiency to attend UVic. Your transcripts are enough to prove proficiency if you've studied full-time in an academic program at the high school or post-secondary level within Canada for at least four years, and all of your instruction was in English.

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