Undergraduate Research

The French & Francophone Studies curriculum is research-driven. All our classes include research projects of different kinds. We offer several opportunities specifically for you to explore a topic of your choice:

  • Students in our study abroad programs conduct on-site research projects.
  • The required capstone senior seminar, FREN 450, includes a research project.
  • You could spend a year conducting your own research project through the Honors Program.
  • You can spend a semester working on your own project by taking FREN 480, Independent Study.

French and Francophone Studies students have a chance to present their research during the annual Fête de la Recherche, our student research conference.

Research Funding

Our McCormack-Reboussin fellowships in French & Francophone Studies support students conducting summer research projects. The Charles Center coordinates many scholarships and grants to fund student research.