Tackle real-world problems

Take your foreign language studies a step further with our new applied linguistics minor.

You'll study how people acquire language, how best to teach it, how to translate in a culturally appropriate way and more-in a program that's virtually unheard of at the undergraduate level.

This minor pairs perfectly with majors and minors in French, German, Italian and Spanish, or alongside courses in beginner-level Chinese. It helps integrate your study of language with another pursuit, such as business, communications, education and international relations.

You'll apply what you know about language to real-world situations in such classes as:

  • Psycholinguistics
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Intercultural Communication
  • English Language Learners

Stand out in the job market

You'll get hands-on education and experiences to propel you into the job market.

Immerse yourself in another language and culture when you study abroad for a semester—and gain an international internship experience.

Whether you're eyeing a career in education, medicine, law or another exciting field, you'll get the edge you need to navigate language boundaries and build human connections. This minor will help open doors to a career as a bilingual journalist or healthcare worker, translator, interpreter, international banker or financial manager, law enforcement officer or teacher.

Daryl M. Rodgers, Ph.D.

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

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

Amanda S. Meixell, Ph.D.

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


Check out all your options! View the course catalog.

The course 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.

See the 2020-2021 Course Catalog
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