What is the French BA/MALLT-Translation 3-2?
This unique integrated degree allows students to complete both a Bachelor of Arts in French and a Masters of Arts in Language, Literature, and Translation in 5 years instead of 6. It combines the study of French language and culture with a professional Master’s degree focusing on French to English translation.
Ideal for students with high intermediate and advanced French language skills, this program builds fluency and cross-cultural communication skills in French and Francophone language, literature, and cultures. It prepares students for employment or doctoral studies in the growing field of French to English translation and interpreting.
With fluency in French, a thorough understanding of French-speaking cultures, and the critical knowledge of the methods and techniques used in the translation profession, students are well-prepared for the language services industry. This training can also open up career paths in international business, government foreign service, teaching, the travel industry, technology & information
management or research.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistic predicts a much faster-than-average growth for jobs in translation and interpreting.
Declaring a Major in the Accelerated Program Early
Students wishing to declare a French major as part of the accelerated program may do so in one of the two ways outlined below. Meeting with your French advisor and your Letters & Science advisor very early in your college career is essential to completing the accelerated program in five years. Ideally, students should plan their schedule with an advisor during freshman year. Students who wait too late are likely to find that they have not chosen the correct courses to complete in five years.