French

at UBC's

Vancouver Campus

Enhance your spoken and written French skills as you study literature, culture, and linguistics. You'll take courses that range from African and Caribbean literature to Quebecois literature, from fiction to cinema, and much more.

This program is also offered at UBC's Okanagan Campus
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Program information

  • Campus: Vancouver
  • Faculty: Faculty of Arts
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts
  • Length 4 yrs
  • Co-op Yes
    You can combine your studies with full-time, paid work at top local and international organizations.
  • Honours Yes
    You can study intense specialization in a single field.

The French Language and Literature program is designed to enhance active communication skills and develop an appreciation of the various literatures and cultures of the Francophonie. A variety of language, cultural, linguistic, and literature courses – the last offered in both French and English – aim to foster an in-depth understanding of the French-speaking world.

You can select a Minor, Major, or Honours program, all of which include a basic core of upper-level courses in grammar, literature, and linguistics, as well as additional coursework of your choice.

Campus features

The UBC Library’s holdings in French and Quebecois literature, as well as works on the history of the French language and dialectology, are among the best in Canada.

What can you do with this major after graduation?

Your future

A UBC education will introduce you to people and ideas from around the world, open doors to new opportunities, and take you places you never imagined. You’ll graduate not only with expertise in your chosen field, but with the skills you need to continue growing, learning, and evolving with your career over time.

Program requirements

English-language requirements

English is the language of instruction at UBC. All prospective students must demonstrate English-language competency prior to admission. There are numerous ways to meet the English Language Admission Standard.

General admission requirements

  • Completion of the IB Diploma with a minimum score of 24 points, including at least three Higher Level courses and additional points for Extended Essay and Theory of Knowledge.
  • Completion of Standard Level or Higher Level English A at a minimum score of 3, where English is the primary language of instruction.

Degree-specific requirements: Arts

No additional courses beyond the general admission requirements.

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