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Studying a language provides students with the ability to interact more successfully with a wider range of people while gaining a competitive edge in the job market. Foreign Language majors gain a better understanding of their native language and can expect to find opportunities in varied fields. Courses to expect for this major include Elementary French, Intermediate Reading and Conversation, and Advanced Written Expression.

Career Options

As the world moves closer to a global economy, graduates with foreign language skills can be a valuable link in the communications chain. Our graduates enjoy successful careers in a variety of fields:

  • Graduate School
  • Teacher
  • Lawyer
  • Military Services
  • Law Enforcement
  • Translation
  • Public Service
  • Linguistics
  • Public Assistance Interviewer
  • International Communications Specialist
  • Travel Agent
  • Missionary
  • Hospitality Industry
  • U.S. Customs Agent

Finish in Four

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The Finish in Four plans are designed to assist students in an eight semester plan guiding them to graduate within four years. Students may use this as a guide as they plan their undergraduate education, but should adjust it to fit their personal goals.

BA - French
Option - BA - French - Pre-Law


A French minor is designed to develop an advanced level of proficiency in the four basic language skills of listening, reading, writing, and speaking and introduce students to aspects of French literature and culture.

For minor requirements, please visit the Office of Registrar.


Scholarships are available for prospective freshmen, transfer students, current students and continuing students through the University, College of Arts & Sciences, and respective Departments.

When students complete the OSU admission application, they are automatically considered for the University Level scholarships.

Students are eligible for College Level scholarships within the College of Arts and Sciences after completing 12 hours at OSU. Some exceptions may apply. See specific scholarships for criteria.

The Department of Languages and Literatures offers Departmental Level scholarships for eligible students.

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Department of Languages and Literatures
309 Gunderson
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078