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 one of four French cities, 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.

Immerse yourself in language and culture while pursuing a French degree at Susquehanna.

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

Daryl M. Rodgers, Ph.D.

Department: Langs., Lits. & Cultures
Associate Professor of Italian

Email Address rodgers@susqu.edu
Phone Number 570-372-4693

Martina Kolb, Ph.D.

Department: Langs., Lits. & Cultures
Associate Professor of German

kolb@susqu.edu
570-372-4712

Amanda S. Meixell, Ph.D.

Department: Langs., Lits. & Cultures
Associate Professor of Spanish

Email Address meixell@susqu.edu
Phone Number 570-372-4258

Lynn E. Palermo, Ph.D.

Department: Langs., Lits. & Cultures
Associate Professor of French

palermo@susqu.edu
570-372-4257

Li E

Department: Langs., Lits. & Cultures
Assistant Professor of Chinese

Email Address eli@susqu.edu
Phone Number 570-372-4603

Walfrido Dorta

Department: Langs., Lits. & Cultures
Assistant Professor of Spanish

dorta@susqu.edu
570-372-4505

Megan L. Kelly, Ph.D.

Department: Langs., Lits. & Cultures
Assistant Professor of Spanish

Email Address kellym@susqu.edu
Phone Number 570-372-4267

Greg Severyn

Department: Langs., Lits. & Cultures
Assistant Professor of Spanish

severyn@susqu.edu
570-372-4265

Mirta Suquet

Department: Langs., Lits. & Cultures
Assistant Professor of Spanish

Email Address suquet@susqu.edu
Phone Number 570-372-4714

Dena Isleem

Department: Langs., Lits. & Cultures
Adjunct Faculty in Arabic

isleem@susqu.edu
570-372-4176

Recent graduates have gone to graduate school at:

Columbia University
George Washington University
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania State University
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
University of Kentucky
University of Maryland
Villanova University 
Fellowships
Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals
Fulbright Scholars Program

Recent graduates are employed at:

Bayer AG
Billings Bilingual LLC
Congressional Quarterly Inc.
Corporation for National & Community Service (AmeriCorps)
Moravian Academy
Teach for America
United Nations
Villanova Theatre at Villanova University
Walnut Street Theater, Philadelphia

Check out all your options! View the academic catalog.

The academic catalog is the compilation of all the amazing classes and programs being offered at Susquehanna during a given academic year.  For more information about the courses being offered, programs available, and much more, download the catalog and dig in.

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Study Abroad Programs for French Majors

Aix-en-Provence

Take courses in French literature or an introduction to international business.

Paris

Take courses in French literature or an introduction to international business.

Rennes

Internships and student-teaching options are available.

Contact Us

Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

514 University Ave.
Selinsgrove, Pa. 17870

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Location

Bogar Hall

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Phone & Email

Daryl Rodgers, department head
570-372-4693
rodgers@susqu.edu

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