About Program Admission Requirements

Study some of the greatest literary works of the French-speaking world; trace the development of the language, the nuances of pronunciation and the interesting variety of accents; improve your level of spoken and written French; enhance your understanding of the cultures attached to the French language and more.

Hands-on experience with "la crème de la crème"

As French-language specialists, we attract highly accomplished professors from la francophonie internationale. Looking to go abroad? Get a full cultural experience through an exchange with French-speaking partner universities including La Sorbonne in Paris. Is staying in Canada more your style? Practice your French socially with Francophone friends right on campus.

Étudiez les grandes œuvres littéraires du monde francophone, découvrez l’évolution de la langue, les nuances de sa prononciation et ses multiples accents, rehaussez votre niveau de français écrit et parlé, et comprenez mieux les cultures associées à la langue française.

Des expériences hors pair

En tant que spécialistes de la langue française, nous attirons des professeurs chevronnés originaires de toutes les régions de la francophonie internationale. Vous souhaitez aller à l’étranger ? Vivez une expérience culturelle unique en participant à un échange dans une de nos universités francophones partenaires, dont La Sorbonne à Paris. Vous préférez rester au Canada ? Pratiquez votre français avec vos amis francophones sur notre campus.

Sample First-year Schedule

  • Introduction à la linguistique générale et française
  • Traits caractéristiques du français parlé
  • a language course (depending on language level, you would take French as a second language course, an English as a second language course or a discipline course taught in your second language)
  • Introduction à la philosophie: les grands penseurs
  • Introduction to the History of Modern Europe from 1450 to the Present

Possible Career Paths

Explore what you can do with your degree
  • editor
  • interpreter
  • teacher

Internationalize your degree

The iBA degree program reflects York's commitment to internationalization and requires you to acquire an international language and to gain international experience on exchange at one of York University's partner institutions abroad. You will benefit from enhanced interdisciplinary and cross-cultural knowledge, which are important components of the department's academic focus. Visit the International program page for more information.

You are required to provide official evidence of academic achievement in secondary education. This can be demonstrated through:

  • Final grades under the Ontario curriculum (obtained through correspondence, night school or through TVO)
  • Credentials through other curricula, such as results from Advanced Placement (AP) or Advanced-level courses in the General Certificate of Education (GCE). (Students may register to sit for the AP and GCE examinations as private candidates.)

In the absence of final grades in courses:

  • You must submit the results of standardized tests such as the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) with a minimum combined total of 1170 on the Critical Reading and Math components or a composite American College Testing (ACT) score of 24.
  • Your application will be reviewed by an admissions sub-committee. If admitted, you will not be eligible for entrance scholarships. You will be considered for continuing student scholarships at the end of your first year of study, if you satisfy those criteria.

You may also be required to provide proof of language proficiency. You will be considered for entrance scholarships on the basis of your overall averages in the six 4U/4M (Ontario curriculum) or equivalent courses.

We are adding to our database of admission requirements by country. Please check back in October for additional admission requirements by country. General requirements are currently available by country — note that program-specific requirements may apply in addition to general requirements.