The Department of French is one of the eleven (11) departments in the Faculty of Arts created since the establishment of the University of Cape Coast in 1964. It is located on the first floor of the first block in the new Faculty of Arts buildings. Since its inception, the department has been providing the French aspect of the training of:
1. Graduate teachers for second cycle institutions, and
2. Personnel for commerce, business and academia.
The Department can boast of a distinguished record since 1964. It prides itself in being able to train about sixty percent of the full-time academic staff currently teaching in the department.
The Department can also boast of one of the best-stocked departmental libraries in the University. It also has a well-equipped reading room with computers for M.Phil students and staff, a multimedia room with a satellite dish for Club activities and a mini-language laboratory.