Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Degree(s): Bachelor of Arts
Campus: Fredericton

Learning the French language provides a wealth of opportunities for your future career and ignites a passion for culture, creativity, and expression. The Department of French welcomes students who wish to learn and perfect the language as well as pursue their studies in literature and linguistics.

Why French at UNB?

We offer a range of courses in French Canadian literature, cinema, and culture, with an emphasis on Acadian and Québécois writers, as well as other Francophone literatures (i.e. France, Belgium, etc.).

Our linguistics courses explore the various expressions across French Canada. We also emphasize the phenomenon of human communication and how language shapes experience.

Hands-on learning

  • In Canada’s only officially bilingual province, you will enjoy work and volunteer opportunities in many sectors, i.e. francophone schools, libraries, community centres, health programs, etc.
  • French social or cinema clubs
  • Travel-study in France
  • French teaching assistantships

Skills you will acquire

  • High degree of fluency in French
  • Expert knowledge of Francophone cultures and communities
  • Advanced understanding of the study of literature and linguistics
  • Analytical, organizational, and communication skills

For more information, see the French department.

Admission Requirements

For admission requirements, select "Arts" in our admission requirements tool.

Sample Courses

  • FR/LING 3494: Myths and Realities about Language
  • FR 1014: Basic French
  • FR 2184: Civilizations of French Canada


  • Media and communications
  • Translation/interpretation
  • Tourism, travel, hospitality industries
  • Diplomacy and international relations
  • Art/museum work/ curator