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Program overview
4 years
Bachelor's degree
Start dates
May 2020  (English)
September 2020  (English)
January 2021  (English)
May 2021  (English)
September 2021  (English)
January 2022  (English)
Courses from University of the Fraser Valley

Program description


UFV's Bachelor of Arts with a major, minor, or extended minor in French teaches you to converse fluently and write powerfully in French. Small class sizes, native-speaking professors, and opportunities to work or study across Canada or abroad help you master the language fully, while also exposing you to the francophone world and its varied cultures.

UFV's French program focuses on developing communication in areas of reading, writing, speaking, listening and interacting.

Admission requirements

There are three options for admission to this program:

  • Option 1: Secondary school (for students with secondary school graduation only)
  • Option 2: University entrance (for students who have attended some post-secondary school)
  • Option 3: Combined post-secondary/secondary school admission

For information about requirements for each option, please visit the program webpage. 

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Program content

French major

UFV's Bachelor of Arts with a major in French prepares you to speak fluently in French, advancing your level of French writing, reading, and listening skills. In your first two years, you study intermediate French topics in composition, language and culture, oral communication, and media.

In your third and four years, you delve deeper into the topics of French composition, oral communication, translation, linguistics, and literature. An optional immersion course at the fourth-year level is offered in conjunction with a student exchange program between UFV's French program and Universite Laval. There are other opportunities to work or study in Canada and internationally. 

French extended minor

UFV offers an extended minor in French — an asset if you are interested in pursing a career in teaching. The extended minor involves two more second-year courses than the minor in French. 

French minor

When you complete UFV's minor in French, you gain advanced proficiency in both oral and written French. At the lower level, you learn to speak French correctly, and build upon this knowledge in upper level classes to achieve a higher degree of fluency. Additionally, you think critically, write correctly, and further develop oral competency. 

Tuition fees

For information about tuition fees, please visit the program webpage. 


Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree

Career opportunities

Specializing in French can lead to a career in government or public administration, where bilingual speakers are highly prized, both at the national and international levels. In fact, just like English, French is an official working language of the United Nations, UNESCO, NATO, World Trade Organization, the International Red Cross and more.

French studies can also open opportunities to become a qualified French teacher in the BC school system or a translator or interpreter for one of more than 800 translation service agencies operating in Canada.

Moreover, growing international trade is bolstering demand for bilingual professionals in business and science. In fact, France is one of Canada’s largest trading partners and a valuable collaborator in the development of modern telecommunications and high technology.

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About this institute

University of the Fraser Valley

University of the Fraser Valley

The University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) is an accredited public Canadian university which serves 15,000 students, 1,900 of which are international students. UFV offers 16 bachelor's degrees, two master's degrees, and over 100 certificates and diploma programs in areas...

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University of the Fraser Valley

33844 King Road
V2S 7M8 Abbotsford British Columbia

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