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?

Adding courses in international studies, business, history, education or one of our interdisciplinary minors gives you plenty of exciting career options.

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!

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.

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 Studies

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

Anna Ogunnaike

Department: Langs., Lits. & Cultures
Adjunct in Modern Language

ogunnaike@susqu.edu

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.

See the 2020-2021 Academic Catalog
Student sitting at a desk with a notepad

Contact Us

Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

514 University Ave.
Selinsgrove, Pa. 17870

Get Directions

Location

Bogar Hall

Campus Map

Phone & Email

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

What's Next?