German (Minor)

At a Glance: program details

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Study German to connect to other parts of the globe you never thought possible. Whether you are interested in engineering, science, health, sustainability, global business or art, you'll see immediate benefits from studying German.

Program Description

A minor in German gives students insights into the largest European economy and a key player in global politics. Studying German language, culture and history will not only complement degrees across a wide range of fields --- it also helps students gain an understanding of centuries of philosophy, music and art.

Program Requirements

The German minor requires 18 credit hours, of which 15 must be upper division. Three credit hours of GER 200-level coursework may be applied to the German minor. Course substitutions are allowed for heritage and advanced speakers of the language. Each course must be completed with a grade of "C" (2.00 on a 4.00 scale) or higher.
GER 200-Level Coursework (choose one) -- 3 credit hours
Three credit hours of 200-level coursework will be applied to the minor and any additional credit hours earned will be applied toward university elective hours.
Required Courses -- 6 credit hours
Choose two courses -- 6 credit hours
Upper Division GER Electives -- 3 credit hours
Prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this minor.

Enrollment Requirements

GPA Requirement: 2.00

Incompatible Majors: BA in German

Other Enrollment Requirements: None

Students who wish to add a minor in German to the bachelor's degree program they are pursuing may do so by contacting the School of International Letters and Cultures advising office.

Current ASU undergraduate students may pursue a minor and have it recognized on their ASU transcript at graduation. Minor requirements appear on the degree audit once the minor is added. Certain major and minor combinations may be deemed inappropriate by the college or department of either the major program or the minor. Courses taken for the minor may not count toward both the major and minor.

Career Outlook

Minor programs allow students to develop additional competencies that complement the marketable knowledge and skills they acquire in their majors.

A minor in German studies helps students with communication and cultural competency skills as they pursue careers in political analysis, education, tourism and hospitality, the military, sociology, marketing and other various fields.

Example Careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions.

Community Health Workers

  • Growth: 14.1%
  • Median Salary*: 46190
  Bright Outlook

Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary

  • Growth: 3.9%
  • Median Salary*: 80910

Customs Brokers

  • Growth: 4.6%
  • Median Salary*: 71690
  Bright Outlook

Customs and Border Protection Officers

  • Growth: 3.3%
  • Median Salary*: 65790

Education Teachers, Postsecondary

  • Growth: 3.7%
  • Median Salary*: 66930


  • Growth: 3.1%
  • Median Salary*: 64540


  • Growth: 7.5%
  • Median Salary*: 135740
  Bright Outlook

Social and Community Service Managers

  • Growth: 9.1%
  • Median Salary*: 74240
  Bright Outlook

Interpreters and Translators

  • Growth: 4.3%
  • Median Salary*: 53640

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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