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Why Study French?

Because whatever your career and life aspirations, Buffalo State has a French major to help you get there!

  • Like to read French literature or want to teach French literature or linguistics? Look into the French B.A. program.

  • Want to use French in a business, scientific, humanitarian, or arts setting? Check back for news on our Professional French B.A. Program

French Faculty

Your professors in the Modern and Classical Languages Department are accessible, welcoming, and available to advise and guide you throughout the learning process. Small classes (28 or fewer students) promote student participation, language proficiency, and direct interaction with expert scholar educators.

They are also well-respected scholars and authors in their field who are well-versed in the most recent developments in second language acquisition studies.

Dr. Deborah Hovland
Early French comic drama and theater history; Franco-Caribbean Studies


Dr. Rafika Merini
Francophone comparative literature; twentieth-century French literature


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Modern and Classical Languages

Buffalo State •  1300 Elmwood Ave  •  Buckham Hall B234
Buffalo, NY 14222  •  Phone: (716) 878-5414 •  Fax: (716) 878-6730