What can a German degree do for you?
Are you intrigued by German language, history and culture? Do you see yourself as a future teacher, foreign diplomat, business executive or interpreter?
And there's nothing like living in a German-speaking country to learn the language inside and out and boost your confidence and cultural understanding. We can help you make that happen!
A Susquehanna education provides students with flexibility in coursework so they can conduct research, intern and study abroad. When it comes to your major, you’ll begin taking classes in your chosen program of study in your first year.
Here are some of the courses that German studies majors take in their first few semesters at Susquehanna.
- Intermediate German: Language, Literature & Culture
- Advanced German: Conversation & Oral Expression
- Topics in German Studies: Crime Fiction - Novel & Film
- Capstone Seminar: Research in Literature, Film & Culture
Download the current course catalog on this page to see the full list of classes and course descriptions for Susquehanna’s majors.
Why earn a German degree at a liberal arts college like Susquehanna University?
Because we'll not only immerse you in the language and culture but also provide a broad background across many subjects, making you a valuable asset to employers looking for good communicators with global awareness.
In addition to your language courses, you also might:
- Delve into German theatre and film, literature and best business practices.
- Join the German Club and share a meal at the Modern Language Tables while speaking only in German.
- Learn about German history and culture at museums in New York City and Washington, D.C.
- Enjoy an exciting semester in a German city through our Global Opportunities (GO) program.
Once you've earned your degree, you can teach, become an interpreter or translator, enter the travel industry, or work for a multinational company or non-government organization—as just a few examples!
Germany's economy is one of the strongest in Europe, and German is one of three official languages of the European Union. That creates lots of career opportunities for students in the global marketplace, both here in the U.S. or abroad.
Recent graduates have gone to graduate school at:
George Washington University
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania State University
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
University of Kentucky
University of Maryland
Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals
Fulbright Scholars Program
Recent graduates are employed at:
Billings Bilingual LLC
Congressional Quarterly Inc.
Corporation for National & Community Service (AmeriCorps)
Teach for America
Villanova Theatre at Villanova University
Walnut Street Theater, Philadelphia