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Maîtriser le français et ouvrez-vous au monde. Get a leg up on the competition for careers in the federal or provincial civil service, education, law, medicine, and much more by mastering this official language. Our faculty come from around the world, infusing the program with an international flavour. We keep class sizes small, guaranteeing you lots of one-on-one attention. 

Sample Courses: French Language Training, Introduction to Linguistics, French Romanticism, History of the French Language, Oral Proficiency in French, Aspects of Translation

Career Tracks: Translator/interpreter, teacher, federal or provincial public official, language advisor, journalist

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada

Course Requirements: Any French/FSF4U. English/ENG4U.
Minimum Average: 70%
Minimum Average (Co-op): 80%; 70% minimum in English
Mean Average: 80%

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

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Terminez deux baccalauréats en même temps. You’ll learn from French professors from around the world in a program with small class sizes. The theory-practice connection is strong in the education portion of your program. You’ll gain the practical experience you need to be eligible to teach in grades 7 to 12.

Sample Courses: Teaching and Learning, Educational Psychology, Assessment and Evaluation, French Language Training, Introduction to Linguistics, Oral Proficiency in French

Career Tracks: Secondary teacher, principal, special education teacher, academic administrator, department head, translator/interpreter, federal or provincial public official, language learning specialist

Professional Designation Possible: OCT (Ontario College of Teachers)

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada

Course Requirements: French/FSF4U with a minimum 75% also required. English/ENG4U.
Minimum Average: 75%
Mean Average: 89%
Note: Admission to first year only.

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

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If high achievement and diverse academic pursuits are in your DNA, this elite program is for you. It’s for students who want to develop knowledge and skills in the sciences, arts, humanities and social sciences. Blend your interests – drama with biomedical sciences or biochemistry with music. You can tailor your program to match your interests and career aspirations. Our students can pursue diverse career opportunities or go on to do research or graduate degrees in their field. This program is small by design to give your talents the attention they deserve.

Sample Courses: Introduction to Interdisciplinary Arts and Science; Modes and Methods of Inquiry; Inquiry and Communication; Science, Ethics and Social Policy

Specialization Options: Students choose a major or double major and a minor (in FAHSS or Science). Available major and minor concentrations: Anthrozoology; Biological Sciences; Biomedical Science; Chemistry and Biochemistry; Communication, Media and Film; Computer Science; Dramatic Art; Economics; English Language, Literature and Creative Writing; History; Languages, Literatures and Civilizations; Mathematics and Statistics; Music and Visual Arts; Philosophy; Physics; Political Science; Psychology; Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology; Women’s and Gender Studies

Career Tracks: Professional school (medicine, dentistry, pharmacy), law, graduate studies, medical director

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada

Course Requirements: Advanced Functions/MHF4U and two of Biology/SBI4U, Physics/SPH4U, or Chemistry/SCH4U. English/ENG4U.
Strongly Recommended: Calculus & Vectors/MCV4U
Minimum Average: 80%
Mean Average: 85%

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

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  • Co-op Co-op Available
  • G General 3-year program
  • H Honours 4-year program
  • T Thesis Available
  • C Combined Honours programs available
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What Will I Learn?

  • Understanding human behaviour, communication, and interaction as shaped by social and cultural contexts
  • Speaking and writing effectively and persuasively in French
  • Reading, comprehending and analyzing primary texts in French; conducting original research

  • Understanding the science of language, and appreciating the ways in which language influences expression and communication
  • Determining and describing how people, places, and events have influenced modern cultures and human practices
  • Understanding significant differences and commonalities between groups, societies, religions, and cultures
  • Using this knowledge to identify commonalities and to bridge differences in the workplace and elsewhere


Number of Graduates (2020)



*Two Years after Graduation (OUGS Humanities, 2020)

Explore your opportunities

  • Administrative assistant
  • Archivist
  • Border services officer
  • Business advisor
  • Communications specialist
  • Curator
  • Editor
  • Historical consultant
  • Human resources manager
  • Immigration services
  • Industry instructor
  • Journalist
  • Language advisor
  • Lawyer
  • Librarian
  • Marketing manager
  • Media analyst
  • Museum director
  • Professor
  • Public official
  • Public policy advisor
  • Public relations officer
  • Reporter
  • Research co-ordinator
  • Speech pathologist
  • Teacher
  • Television/Radio analyst
  • Translator

High-Impact Practices (HIP)

A HIP is an enriching educational experience that can be life-changing and often includes learning outside of the classroom while encouraging meaningful interaction and collaboration.

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