Students in the BA program in German study the language, literature and culture of German-speaking people and gain competence in reading, writing, and oral and aural skills in the language. The program offers thought-provoking, engaging classes and experiences led by a core of faculty eager to help students succeed in achieving their goals. German classes provide opportunities for exploring how people in German-speaking Europe:
- engage with the worlds of 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 enhance any occupation and offer graduates many career opportunities. Language-intensive careers include:
- foreign correspondent or media professional
- foreign service officer
- international banking and finance professional
- language teacher
- law and immigration professional
- multilingual administrative professional
- nongovernmental organization professional
- professor of language, literature and culture
- 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
- hotel and resort management
- international education and study abroad administration
- international law
- lifestyle management
- technology industries
Additional education and certification may be required for some career paths.
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
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
- Growth: 1%
- Median Salary*: 62360
- Growth: 1.5%
- Median Salary*: 86280
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
- Growth: 0.8%
- Median Salary*: 61810
Interpreters and Translators
- Growth: 4.3%
- Median Salary*: 53640
Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary
- Growth: 1.4%
- Median Salary*: 76030
* 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.
Study abroad adds value to the student's degree by preparing them with valuable 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.
Accelerated bachelor's and master's degree programs are designed for high-achieving undergraduate students who want the opportunity to combine undergraduate coursework with graduate coursework to accelerate completion of their master's degree. These programs, featuring the same high-quality curriculum taught by ASU's world-renowned faculty, allow students to obtain both a bachelor's and a master's degree in as little as five years.
Accelerated bachelor's degree programs allow students to choose either a 2.5- or a 3-year path while participating in the same high-quality educational experience of a 4-year option. Students can opt to fast-track their studies after acceptance into a participating program by connecting with their academic advisor.