What can a French degree do for you?

Fall in love with language all over again as a French major or minor at Susquehanna.

Courses are taught in French so you’ll become proficient and comfortable speaking and writing as you earn your degree.

You’ll sharpen those skills through fun activities and clubs on campus and by studying abroad through our Global Opportunities program.

Majors can study in semester-long programs in a French city, while minors can also choose from shorter programs restoring a medieval castle or learning language and culture in the French countryside. Adding one of our interdisciplinary minors like applied linguistics and international studies help you gain a better understanding of important topics in today’s world.

Inside French Studies

Our professors will help get you career-ready through courses in French literature, contemporary France, cinema and other current topics. You can also pair your love of language with another interest and pursue a double major.

You’ll have opportunities to practice your French outside of class and learn what makes the French culture so alluring through:

  • Weekly language tables
  • French Club activities including trips to museums, theaters and other venues
  • Journée de la Francophonie, a Day of French Speaking, a community outreach and education program that brings local high school students to campus
  • Study abroad through Susquehanna’s award-winning Global Opportunities program

Teaching French at the elementary, secondary or collegiate level is a rewarding career path for many majors. Don’t want to teach? Here are some other careers where you can use your degree:

  • Translator focusing on written work in the publishing industry or government
  • Interpreter for the United Nations, NATO or an embassy
  • Teaching English in a French-speaking country
  • Employee of a multinational company, non-government organization (NGO) or charitable organization



Excursions in and around France broaden your experience.

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Languages, Literatures & Cultures

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Selinsgrove, Pa. 17870

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Daryl Rodgers, department head