Skip to main content Skip to site navigation Skip to contact information
College of Arts and Sciences


French Program

Degrees offered: BA, minor

Intensive Program

Intensive programs offered in French during the summer allow the students who demonstrate, by examination, achievement at the college level. Courses maybe waived, allowing substitution of related electives, or credit maybe obtained by meeting the university's requirements for credit by examination.


In order to receive full credit for courses in a language they must be taken in the numerical sequence (115 through 235) . A previous course cannot be repeated to improve a grade once a higher course in the sequence is in progress or has been completed. Please review degree requirements and course descriptions in the campus catalog here.


News and Events

Congratulations to junior Olivia Smith on being awarded the prestigious Truman scholarship. The academic award, from the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation, is given to undergraduates who are preparing for careers in public service. Smith, a junior political science and Spanish double major and Sullivan Scholar, is the only Washington college student to receive the award in 2015. More here.

Alumni Profile: Jenny Chott Hannibal
Conducting training in French for surgeons in Madagascar was not on her radar screen when Jenny Chott Hannibal '96 decided to major in French and Mathematics. Neither were women in Malawi, Madagascar, and Mauritania who can't afford the surgeries they need. Read the article here.

Three Interns, One Equal Heart: Spanish students and alumni Ella Youtsey, Sara Haugen, and Taylor Denton use their language skills, classroom learning, study-abroad and volunteer experiences to support families and communities of Tseltal Maya as interns at One Equal Heart.  Read the article and watch the video here.