German (BA)
Accelerated Program


German Program

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:

  • understand the world through literature, film, the performing arts and other cultural practices
  • engage with the worlds of politics, economics, social justice and humanitarianism
  • think deeply about philosophy, the influence of history and the environment
  • have become global leaders in the fields of business, engineering and the natural sciences

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.

Degree Offered

German (BA)
Liberal Arts and Sciences, The College of


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Application Requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.

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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
  • 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
  • military
  • publishing
  • technology industries

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

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. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Career*growth*median salary
Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary 4.9%$78,840
Education Teachers, Postsecondary 4.8%$65,440
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education3.8%$62,870
Intelligence Analysts1.1%$86,940
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education3.6%$60,810
Interpreters and Translators 20%$52,330
Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 5.7%$69,920

* 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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