What will I learn?

Why Study French at Le Moyne?

As a French major at Le Moyne, your study of the French language and Francophone cultures will prepare you for success in a diverse and globalizing world. Through course work and a semester abroad experience, you’ll sharpen your language skills and deepen your cultural knowledge. Employers in many sectors value strong communication skills and the ability to work in diverse settings. As a French major, you’ll bring a unique, globally informed perspective to your personal and professional experience.

Program Highlights

Pursuing a degree that dives deeply into linguistic competence will afford you the opportunity to be a key asset in any profession, and Le Moyne College’s French major will acquaint you with a language, culture and civilization that differ from your own. Francophone-rich experiences abound, whether it’s through classes solely taught in native tongue, an Oral Proficiency Interview (a linguistic competence test developed by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages), sequences leading to New York state teaching certification, advanced grammar and literature courses, or being totally immersed in a culture through our study abroad program.


Graduates from Le Moyne’s French program are pursuing careers in:

  • Teaching
  • Project management
  • Copy editing
  • Management
  • International business

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$33,560.00 per year
Start date

Expected January, August 2022


College of Arts and Sciences

1419 Salt Springs Road,


New York,

13214, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have the completion of High School. Other English Language Requirements: A TOEFL score of at least 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based).

For international students

Applicants will typically be expected to have achieved at least an 80-percent average in academic subjects and to rank in the upper half of their class. The student must graduate from an accredited high school and normally should complete a minimum of 16 academic units in the following distribution: English – 4; Foreign Language – 3; Mathematics - 3-4; Natural Science - 3-4; Social Studies - 3-4.

Applicants whose native language is not English are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Applicants are expected to achieve

  • A score of 550 or higher on the paper version,
  • 213 on the computer version, or
  • 79 or higher on the Internet version
  • An IELTS score of at least 6.5 is required
  • A score of 600 on the verbal portion of the SAT or its equivalent exempts applicants from the TOEFL requirement.

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


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