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French

As a French major, you’ll have the opportunity to explore in-depth the languages, literatures and cultures of France and the Francophone world. Whether you’re studying Haiti or Montaigne, classical theater or contemporary sexuality, you’ll have the chance to become a flexible and articulate interpreter of texts and ideas. You’ll be encouraged to study abroad and to make connections, wherever you are, across the boundaries of language, discourse, nation and time.

Sample Courses

  • Introduction to French and Francophone Literature and Culture
  • Versions of Versailles
  • Monsters A-X (Aristotle-X-Files)
  • On Paying Attention

Post-Graduate Outcomes

All information below is based on the 2014-2018 First-Destination Post-Graduate Survey. Lists are not exhaustive, rather they are a sampling of the data. 
"Other" includes time off, travel, volunteer experiences, and/or preparing for graduate school.
If you would like to more information, please email as_careers@cornell.edu

More than 4/5 of 2014-2018 French graduates reported being Employed or Attending Graduate School, with the majority being Employed.

71% of the Class of 2014-2018 French graduates completed the survey. n = 32

Below, you will find:

  • Top Employment Sectors
  • Where Graduates Work
  • Top Graduate Fields
  • Where Graduates Study

Top Employment Sectors

  • Other Nonprofit Organization
  • Education
  • Consulting/Prof. Practice
  • Communications/Media
  • Financial Services
  • Hospitality
  • Biotech/Pharma/Life Sciences
  • Manufacturing
  • Law
  • Technology

Where 2014-2018 French Graduates Work

Employer Job Titles
Bain & Company Associate Consultant
Booz Allen Hamilton Defense Research Analyst
Capital One Commercial Banking Associate
City Year Corps Member
Dataminr Copyeditor and Domain Expert
French Ministry of Culture Teaching Assistant
French Ministry of Education Language & Cultural Teaching Assistant
Fresh Start Research Intern
Goldman Sachs Legal Analyst
Island Partners Hawaii Event/Sales/Program Design Coordinator
Jewish Outreach Institute Program Associate
Kepler Group Analyst
King's College Research Assistant
Perez Art Museum Miami Education Assistant
Proskauer Rose LLP Paralegal
Teach for China Teacher
Tracy Mitrano for Congress Regional Field Organizer
Unilever Associate Scientist
Worldwide Business Research Marketing Assistant
Yelp Account Executive
Young Voices Managing Editor
Zitter Health Insights Research Analyst

Top Graduate Fields Pursued

  • French
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Plant Biology
  • Ecology & Evolutionary Bio
  • Peace & Conflict Studies
  • Policy Analysis & Management

Graduate Degrees Pursued

  • PhD
  • MPA
  • JD
  • DO
  • Master of Letters

Where 2014-2018 French Graduates Study

  • Columbia University in the City of New York
  • Des Moines University
  • Harvard University
  • University of California-Riverside
  • University of California-Santa Barbara
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of St. Andrews