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.
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 French studies majors take in their first few semesters at Susquehanna.
- French Culture and Language
- Cultures of la Francophonie
- Oral Expression and Public Speaking
- Written Expression and Translation
Download the current course catalog on this page to see the full list of classes and course descriptions for Susquehanna’s majors.
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
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
Study Abroad Programs for French Majors
Excursions in and around France broaden your experience.