College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


Major | Minor | Three Year

| Bachelor of Arts

Small class sizes and a faculty of nationally and internationally active scholars give you a remarkably personalized educational experience. French is a language spoken on five continents—one of the main languages of international business, sport, and diplomacy. There are also a wide range of study abroad opportunities not only in France, but also in Belgium, French Guiana, Madagascar, Morocco, Québec, Senegal, and Switzerland. In addition, there are a plethora of opportunities to complete internships in the United States and abroad, scholarships, and opportunities to present research both on- and off-campus.

Sample courses in this program include:

  • TI 225-GR, Literary Responses to Two World Wars
  • FR300, Oral and Written Communication
  • FR315, French for Business
  • FR316, Survey of French Civilization
  • FR318, Intro to Francophone Cultures
  • FR335, France: Middle Ages to 1700

Please visit the Butler University Bulletin for more course information.

The French major can be completed in a total of three years, which includes completing coursework during both summer terms. More information can be found here.

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Foster an ambitious spirit. Cultivate a career.

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) attracts the kinds of students who are never satisfied with the status quo. Our quest for knowledge is both timeless and modern. 

We immerse students in the oldest teachings, but also the latest learnings in culture and language, science and technology, psychology and philosophy. In all disciplines, we incorporate research, encouraging students to question everything and meticulously test new theories. Communication is emphasized, teaching students to negotiate, debate, and effectively disseminate information. 

LAS students are committed to being thoughtful practitioners of whatever field they choose, resulting in graduates who are engaged in their careers, active in their communities, and continually learning and leading.