Undergraduate Certificate in Conversational and Professional French

The conversational and professional French certificate provides students with concrete conversational experience with native speakers. It hones their speaking, reading, writing and listening skills to work within French-speaking environments. These skills are essential in Michigan, given its proximity to Canada, where French is an official language used in the domains of commerce, education, administration and other industries.

Learning outcomes

Upon completing the certificate, you'll be able to:

  • Function effectively in French-speaking work and educational environments.
  • Interact with native French speakers with ease.
  • Read and understand French literature and media.

How to apply

Undergraduate certificate programs are open to Wayne State students who have completed at least 60 credits and have a GPA of 2.5 or above. The program also is available to students who have previously earned a bachelor's at Wayne State or another institution.

Current student

If you're a current Wayne State student, contact your academic advisor to express interest in joining the program. 

Not a current student

If you're a Wayne State alum or have a bachelor's from another accredited institution, apply to Wayne State as a post-bachelor student and select "Undergraduate Certificate in Conversational and Professional French" as your planned course of study on the second page of the application.

Apply as a post-bachelor applicant

Next steps

Once accepted to Wayne State, a language advisor will contact you with the next steps.

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