German (BA)

Students in the BA program in German study the language, literature and culture of German-speaking people and gain a respectable measure of competence in reading, writing, oral and aural skills in the German language. Students broaden and deepen their studies with related courses on topics such as:

  • art
  • government
  • history
  • international business
  • linguistics
  • literature and culture
  • religion

Students are encouraged to study abroad in Germany as participants in the School of International Letters and Cultures faculty-directed summer program in Regensburg or in one of the academic-year exchange programs available at several German universities. More information on study abroad opportunities is available at

Degree Offered

German (BA)
Liberal Arts & Sciences, College of


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Career Outlook

Knowledge of multiple languages and intercultural competencies enhance any occupation and offer graduates many career opportunities. Language-intensive careers include:

  • foreign correspondent or media professional
  • foreign service officer
  • health professional
  • intelligence officer
  • international banking and finance professional
  • international businessperson
  • language teacher
  • law and immigration professional
  • multilingual administrative professional
  • NGO professional
  • professor of language, literature and culture
  • social services professional
  • translator or interpreter
  • travel professional

Career fields in which knowledge of multiple languages and cultures is valued include:

  • advertising, marketing and communications
  • airline industry
  • film, television and multimedia
  • hospitality industry
  • hotel and resort management
  • international education and study abroad administration
  • international law
  • lifestyle management
  • military
  • ministry
  • public relations
  • publishing
  • technology industries

Additional education and certification may be required for some career paths.

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