You love French culture. You want to speak and understand the language spoken by more than 220 million people on five continents. You want to translate, interpret, teach or conduct business or diplomatic relations around the world, and Hartwick can make that dream into a career reality.
Many Career Paths
Hartwick’s French major will develop your fluency in oral and written language skills, as well as equip you with cultural competence.
Add an Education Certification and teach at the middle or high school level, or add business, finance, economics, history or art courses to strengthen your career prospects.
Your Faculty Mentor will guide you in selecting courses tailored to your passion, and your Career Coach will help you find internships and work experiences that will let you put the classroom into practice.
Through Hartwick’s Peace Corps Preparatory Program, you can put your French language skills to use and explore what Peace Corps Volunteers need to know to serve in locations like West Africa, while earning a Peace Corps certification that employees value.
Study abroad is built into the core of Hartwick’s French major. J Term experiences in Senegal and Montreal let you explore the French-speaking world beyond Paris and Nice. Or get an Emerson International Internship Scholarship and spend a summer gaining valuable work experience while strengthening your language skills.
Join Model United Nations to practice your geo-political skills, host foreign films and speakers on campus, and enjoy tasty international cuisine nights at The Commons.
WHERE CAN A HARTWICK FRENCH DEGREE TAKE YOU?
Like Eryn Thompson ‘22 is working on her MBA at Clarkson University. A triple major in French, Spanish and Business Administration, she’s using her language skills to pursue a career in international business.
Like Ann Cannon ‘16, combined her passions for French and Art History into a career at the Fenimore Art Museum, where she is the Associate Curator of American Art. After Hartwick, she received her MA from Boston University, where she worked as a research intern in the Arts of Europe Paintings & Exhibitions at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
THREE-YEAR BACHELOR’S DEGREE PROGRAM
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