[Disclosure: I am a UC employee and an alum of the UC Davis French A.B. degree program. Endorsement of a specific campus or program is not implied. This post is not sponsored by the University.]
[Updated September 2022]
Going to college and thinking about studying French, the language of Molière? Maybe you’re wondering:
Does the University of California have a French program?
Yes! Currently, all nine undergraduate University of California (UC) campuses offer French language and/or French literature courses.
While all nine undergraduate UC campuses offer French language and/or French literature courses, only eight of them currently offer French degree programs.
So be sure to read program descriptions carefully, and note that:
- Some UC campuses require French placement tests
- Some UC campuses offer French programs as concentrations or specializations within their literature or linguistics departments
- Students are encouraged to take advantage of study-abroad opportunities
Although I am not a college admissions coach, I hope you’ll find this link roundup helpful in your search and comparison of French programs offered at each of the nine undergraduate UC campuses.
4125 Dwinelle Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720
One Shields Avenue, Sproul Hall, Room 213, Davis, CA 95616
243 Humanities Instructional Bldg., Irvine, CA 92697
The Department of French & Francophone Studies is now a part of the Department of European Languages and Transcultural Studies
212 Royce Hall, Box 951550, Los Angeles, CA 90095
5200 North Lake Road, Merced, CA 95343
*Currently, there is no French degree program at UC Merced
900 University Avenue, Riverside, CA 92521
UC San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093
UC Santa Barbara
5206 Phelps Hall, Santa Barbara, CA 93106
UC Santa Cruz
1156 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95064
If you do decide to apply to a UC, here’s a friendly reminder: the filing period for the UC admissions application is October 1-November 30!
Congratulations on your decision to go to college and study French. I wish you all the best – Bonne chance ! Bon courage !
[Updated September 2022]
The content provided here is intended to be used and must be used for informational purposes only
Do your own research and contact the campuses directly if you have any specific questions about their programs
Information is current as of September 2022 and is subject to change
The links point to websites administered by the Regents of the University of California
This post does not reflect the opinions or policies of the University