Wichita State's Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures (MCLL)—French specialization—combines a full range of language study with the option for you to also become a qualified French teacher in PreK-12 through the College of Applied Studies.

You'll have access to study-abroad opportunities, informal conversation groups and the Music and Languages Innovation Center's vast resources. And you'll be well prepared to pursue an advanced degree—and to apply your language abilities in a variety of careers.

Learn how French is the right fit for you.

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Applied learning at Wichita State

At Wichita State, applied learning is everything. In fact, every degree we offer has a guaranteed applied learning or research experience built right into it equipping you with the relevant skills and experience to make you workforce ready before graduation.

Admission to the program

To be admitted into the Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, you must first be admitted to Wichita State.

For WSU's admission requirements, and to apply, click the link below.


The major consists of 30 credit hours beyond the FREN 210 level. It is strongly recommended that students specializing in French take courses in related fields such as other foreign languages, art history, English, history and philosophy.

 If you choose to pursue the teacher-education option, you should contact the MCLL French division director.


A degree in French from Wichita State will give you the knowledge and skills to pursue an advanced language degree—and opens doors to careers at home and abroad.

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