World Languages and Cultures


French is Central!

Everything you need to know about the French Program at Central Washington University!


Parisian Coat of Arms: "She is tossed by the waves, but does not drown."
CWU World Languages Faculty and Students Stand in Strength and Friendship with France

The French program at CWU offers a major and a minor in French. Classes are small, focused, and taught by expert faculty.Students develop language proficiency and in-depth knowledge of culture through coursework that covers France and the Francophone world, including Canada, North and Subsaharan Africa, and the Caribbean. A solid background in French language and culture is an asset to students who seek post-grad careers in education, international business, translating and interpreting, hospitality and tourism, foreign service, and more.

Click HERE for the French Scholarship Application!

French Major/Minor Requirements:

FR 251, 252, 253 (Second year French)

*Must have 12 approved elective credits for the minor & 30 Credits for the major*

French Major Suggested Four-Year Plan: Click HERE for information

French Minor Suggested Four-Year Plan: Click HERE for information

French Major Declaration form