French and Francophone Studies


As a language that is spoken on five continents and in over fifty countries, French opens up the world to you for your educational, professional, and leisure opportunities. It is one of the major languages of culture, commerce, international relations, and diplomacy. In the French program at CSULB, you will learn real-world proficiency and socio-cultural competency; beyond that, students of French learn essential critical thinking skills, analytical reasoning, and adaptability. The ability to speak both English and French is an asset that can help you find a job with many multi-national companies that use French as their working language in sectors as varied as tourism, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, fashion, luxury goods, automotive, aeronautics, energy, transport, defense. Whatever career path you choose, studying French will prepare you to face the challenges and opportunities of the job market in this increasingly globalized world.