French and Francophone Studies (Bachelor of Arts)
Did you know, after English, French is the most frequently taught language in the world? With a Creighton Bachelor of Arts (BA) in French and Francophone Studies, you’ll be able to speak, listen, read and write in French—a valuable skill in the global economy. Beyond learning the language, you’ll study the history, literature and rich culture of the French-speaking world.
French majors at Creighton often study abroad to gain a better cultural understanding through immersion. Students can also enjoy a three-week pre-summer session in Paris to study the history of this iconic city. Additionally, Creighton students may choose to help those in need in many parts of the world where French is spoken, such as Haiti or West Africa.
When you pursue a degree in French at Creighton, you’ll:
- Develop an advanced competency in French, including speaking, listening, reading and writing
- Gain exposure to French and francophone literature and culture
- Learn how to think critically and solve problems
- Develop business communication skills for our global society
A degree in French and Francophone Studies will include 27 credits in French-related courses of your choice. Study abroad is recommended.
- Business French Communication
- Paris, Ville Du Monde (Paris, City of the World)
- French Literature: Renaissance
- French Cinema
- Women Writers in French And Francophone Literature
For more details see the full French and Francophone Studies curriculum.
A minor in French also complements other academic programs at Creighton. Combine French with business, international relations, medicine or a variety of other studies. The possibilities are endless.
Completion of Intermediate French, Advanced French I or Advanced French II with a grade of “C” or better is required for admission.
Creighton admissions are based upon:
- High school GPA
- ACT or SAT scores*
- Extracurricular activities
- Personal statement to demonstrate creative abilities not reflected in your transcripts
- Recommendation from high school counselor
- Honors sections and advanced placement courses will enhance a candidate’s application
*For students who are choosing to apply test-optional, ACT/SAT exam scores are not required at the time of application for admission.
Dates & Deadlines
Applications for the fall semester open on Aug. 1 of the prior year. For scholarship consideration, the earlier you complete your undergraduate application, the better. For up-to-date deadlines, visit our admissions page.
Tuition & Financial Aid
Tuition rates are updated each year. Visit our financial aid site to learn more about the cost of attendance.
Creighton University's Financial Aid Office administers over $200,000,000 in student aid each year from federal, state, institutional and private sources.
To help make your undergraduate studies at Creighton University more affordable, we encourage you to file the FAFSA to apply for financial assistance. A variety of scholarships are also available.
Creighton students have been awarded assistantships by the French Ministry of Education to teach English in French schools. Additionally, students can explore a wealth of career-related resources and meet with a career advisor to discuss internship possibilities at Creighton’s Career Center.
- The French Club promotes francophone culture by offering a variety of social and cultural experiences to its members.
Learning a second language greatly enhances your career options. This is especially relevant with French, as it’s an official language in 28 countries on five continents. Graduates who earn a French degree may:
- Work in international business
- Find government or journalism roles
- Be a translator or court interpreter
- Teach in secondary and higher education
- Attend medical, law and graduate schools