What can I do with this degree?

As one of Canada’s two official languages, proficiency in French can open the door to a wide array of professions including: education, Federal and Provincial civil service, politics, law, library science, international development, translator or interpreter, journalism and communications, foreign affairs, speech-language pathology, military, international agencies, international trade, airline pilot or steward, tourism and hospitality industries and many more.  Internationally, French is an official working language at the United Nations, UNESCO, NATO, the EU and the International Red Cross.

  • French teacher
  • Civil Servant
  • Diplomat
  • Lawyer
  • Journalist
  • Import/Export broker
Discover what our alumni have done with their degrees

Read our alumni stories to learn about some of the amazing things our former students have been up to since graduating from Dal.

Future studies

The Department of French at Dalhousie University is the only French department east of Ontario in an Anglophone university that offers degree programs leading to an MA or PhD. French, however, is a flexible major that leads our graduates to many other professional studies after they do an undergraduate degree in French.

  • Master of Arts (MA), Phd
  • Juris Doctor (JD), or Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Public Administration (MPA)