Immerse yourself in the language, cultures and histories of French-speaking countries when you major in French at the University of Mary Washington. You’ll explore one of the world’s richest literatures, spanning centuries and continents, and examine French cinema, poetry and politics. Study abroad in Paris or Quebec, and consider a minor in business French to prepare for an international career in banking, tourism, or diplomacy.
Please consult the UMW Undergraduate Catalog for specific and up-to-date major requirements.
Undergraduate outcome data is collected by the UMW Career Center each year. The data is then broken down by major in order to determine how many graduates in each major are employed, attending graduate school, or pursuing a different path within 6 months of graduation.
“Knowledge Rate” describes the percent of graduates for which the institution has reasonable and verifiable information concerning the graduates’ post-graduation career activities.
“Career Outcomes Rate” describes the number of graduates who have landed in any of the employment categories (full-time, part-time, internship) in addition to service, military, and continuing education divided by the total number of students for whom an outcome is known.
French Alumni (2018-2022)
Total Graduates: 18
Knowledge Rate: 100%
Career Outcome Rate: 93%
Where do our alumni land?
- JPD Systems
- Teaching Assistant Program in France (TAPIF)
- Flywheel Digital
- George Mason University
- University of Mary Washington
- University of Minnesota
Alumni Success Stories
UMW alumni are excited to help current students and other alumni succeed in their fields. Below are stories from alumni about their experiences at UMW and after.
French Alumni Bios: Learn more about where our alums majoring in French land after graduation.