French Cohort Program
The French Cohort Program (FCP) in Public Administration and Community Services offers you the opportunity to study in Canada’s two official languages at British Columbia’s Simon Fraser University (SFU). This unique multidisciplinary program, taught primarily in French, leads to a Bachelor of Arts degree. It is operated by the Office of Francophone and Francophile Affairs (OFFA http://www.sfu.ca/offa-baff/ ).
Is the French Cohort Program for you?
The French Cohort Program is designed for the following students:
- French Immersion program and Programme francophone graduates
- College and University transfer students
- Students with French Language 12 (Core French)
- International students
As part of a cohort, you will attend the majority of classes together with your FCP classmates for the duration of the program. You will benefit from a support network as well as from the small class sizes that foster strong relationships and allow for a more personal learning experience.
Areas of study
FCP courses offered by the Department of Political Science and the Department of History are taught primarily in French and include such topics as Canadian government, political economy, research methods, public administration, governance, and Canadian and Quebec History. French courses, offered by the Department of French, consist of studies in French language, linguistics, francophone literatures and cultures. In addition to these courses, you will also participate actively in field studies and community-based projects.
During your third year of studies, you will have the opportunity to participate in a student exchange program at a Francophone university in Quebec, France or Belgium further developing your understanding and knowledge of the Francophone world.
Where can the French Cohort Program take you?
If you are considering a future using both official languages, the FCP prepares you well for a career or graduate studies in various fields.
- Bilingual positions within the Public Service Commission of Canada
- Community planning and development
- Public administration (provincial and local governments)
- Politics, foreign affairs or diplomacy
- Research and policy analysis
- International law and international relations
- Journalism (print, radio, television, internet)
- International development agencies and organizations
- French language education (elementary and secondary)