Saint John has strong historical links with the French language.

UNB Saint John studentsOn June 24, 1604 Samuel de Champlain named our river after Saint John the Baptist, whose feast is celebrated on that day, making Saint John one of the pioneering cities of "La Francophonie" (the French-speaking world).

In keeping with the current emphasis on globalization, we focus on French language and culture as the gateway to the Francophone communities of Canada and the world beyond.

You may choose to pursue a French major, or you may prefer to combine your arts, business or science degree in a double major, a minor, a certificate of proficiency in French, or a certificate in business French.

Whichever program you choose to follow, learning French will open up your career options and significantly enhance your marketability.