What will I learn?

Whether you are pursuing a degree in French or taking just a few courses, studying in the Department of French offers you a range of possibilities. Innovative teaching techniques such as interactive language classes, online courses, and mass and social media can bring your French to a professional level.

The French program in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is offered as a major and a minor. The program also offers certificates in French education and in language proficiency.

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Degree Requirements

For all bachelor of arts (BA) programs, students complete 120 units, which includes

  • at least 60 units that must be completed at Simon Fraser University
  • at least 45 upper division units, of which at least 30 upper division units must be completed at Simon Fraser University
  • at least 65 units (including 21 upper division units) in Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences courses
  • satisfaction of the writing, quantitative, and breadth requirements
  • an overall cumulative grade point average (CGPA) and upper division CGPA of at least 2.0, and a program (major, joint major, extended minor, minor) CGPA and upper division CGPA of at least 2.0

Career possibilities

The world is changing rapidly and you have no way of knowing the full range of career opportunities available to you in the future. Graduates of this program may end up in a range of occupations, including these:

Diplomat
Foreign Service Worker
Immigration Officer
International Trade Specialist
Journalist
Government Policy Analyst
Politician
Teacher

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Study options

Full Time (120 units)

Tuition fees
CAN $1,029.70 per unit
Start date

Expected January, September 2022

Venue

Simon Fraser University

Burnaby campus,

8888 University Drive,

BURNABY,

British Columbia (BC),

V5A 1S6, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Other English Language Requirements accepted: A minimum TOEFL score of 580 (paper-based).

For international students

Applicant must have completed Year 12 High School or its equivalent to Canadian High School.

Students may be formally admitted to the program after successfully completing FREN 210 (or its equivalent), with a minimum grade of C or better.

Obtain a satisfactory score on one of the following English language proficiency tests.

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum score of 6.5 on the Academic Modules with no part less than 6.
  • TOEFL iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language internet based test) with an overall score of 88 or better with a minimum score of 20 in each of the four components (listening, speaking, writing, reading)
  • TOEFL CBT (Test of English as a Foreign language computer based test) with a minimum score of 230 including a minimum essay score of 4.5
  • TOEFL CBT with a minimum score of 250.
  • Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) with an overall score of 70, with no part less than 60
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) with an overall score of 65, with no part less than 60

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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