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    College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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    Foreign Languages and Literatures

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Spark your passion for language

Mercer University’s French program invites you to explore the French language, culture, society, and how it is intertwined with American society. You’ll discover how the French language helped birth the English language and how much of our society was drawn from the French culture. Our enlightening curriculum, class projects, film nights, and group projects make this exciting major both relatable and enjoyable.

Along with learning how to read, write, speak, and understand French, you will have opportunities to explore France with your passionate classmates and professors. Upon graduation, you will be well-equipped to enter a variety of fields. You will graduate Mercer University with highly sought-after skills such as:

  • Thinking critically
  • Analyzing texts
  • Understanding and speaking a different language
  • Conversing with people from different cultures

Designed for motivated students

Pursuing a second language requires hard work, curiosity, and a passion for new cultures. From our introductory courses to our advanced studies, you will be among the most driven students at Mercer University. If you have a longing to stretch your knowledge, discover a different culture, and learn a new language, we invite you into the French-speaking family at Mercer University.

Learn more about our French major

The Jesse Mercer statue on the Macon campus

Meet Our Professors

Our expert faculty and staff will prepare you to be fluent in French language and culture.

Mercer has given me a curriculum that has been both challenging but also very fun, and so I’ve been pushed to kind of explore things about myself and how I am as a student.

Hannah Keller, French and History, '19

Hannah Keller