The French curriculum at Holy Cross is designed to provide students with linguistic proficiency as well as a knowledge and understanding of French and francophone cultures and literatures. Majors and minors develop language fluency, oral and written analytical skills, and a comparative, critical perspective on global affairs.

Classroom instruction is complemented by co-curricular opportunities at which students can perfect their French conversational skills, and enhance their appreciation of metropolitan France as well as of other francophone cultures around the world.  Holy Cross encourages students of French to study abroad at one of its programs in France or Cameroon.