Students in the BA program in German study the language, literature and culture of German-speaking people and gain competence in reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.
German classes provide opportunities for exploring how people in German-speaking Europe:
- engage with politics, economics, social justice and humanitarianism
- have become global leaders in the fields of business, engineering and the natural sciences
- think deeply about philosophy, the influence of history and the environment
- understand the world through literature, film, the performing arts and other cultural practices
Students are encouraged to participate in the School of International Letters and Cultures faculty-directed summer abroad program in Regensburg or in a semester or academic-year exchange program available at several German universities.
All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.
ASU is committed to helping students thrive by offering tools that allow personalization of the transfer path to ASU. Students may use the Transfer Map search to outline a list of recommended courses to take prior to transfer.
ASU has transfer partnerships in Arizona and across the country to create a simplified transfer experience for students. These pathway programs include exclusive benefits, tools and resources, and help students save time and money in their college journey. Students may learn more about these programs by visiting the admission site: https://admission.asu.edu/transfer/pathway-programs.
Change of Major Requirements
A current ASU student has no additional requirements for changing majors.
Students should refer to https://changingmajors.asu.edu for information about how to change a major to this program.
Flexible Degree Options
Accelerated program options
This program allows students to obtain both a bachelor's and master's degree in as little as five years.
It is offered as an accelerated bachelor's and master's degree with:
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Acceptance to the graduate program requires a separate application. During their junior year, eligible students will be advised by their academic departments to apply.
Knowledge of multiple languages and intercultural competencies enhances any occupation and offers graduates many career opportunities. Language-intensive careers include:
- foreign correspondent
- foreign media professional
- foreign service officer
- international banking and finance professional
- language, literature or culture teacher
- law and immigration professional
- multilingual administrative professional
- translator or interpreter
- travel professional
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. Career examples include but are not limited to:
Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary
- Growth: 3.9%
- Median Salary*: 80910
Education Teachers, Postsecondary
- Growth: 3.7%
- Median Salary*: 66930
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).
Studying abroad is vital when learning German language and culture as there is no better way to learn a language than to be immersed in it. Students can choose from two-week to full-year programs in German-speaking countries.
Studying abroad adds value to students' degrees by preparing them with the useful skills employers seek --- skills that are needed for leadership in a multicultural career.
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences recommends these programs for students majoring in German.