Careers in German
Bachelor of Arts Degree in

Teaching certification is also available that would lead to a Bachelor of Science in Education with a concentration in German. See College of Education and Allied Professions for more information.

What jobs are available?

Advertising, Customer Services, Marketing, Hotel/Restaurant/Catering services, Information technology, Journalism, Military, Missionary work, Multimedia/computer game design, Politics, Health professions/Public health, Public Relations, Publishing, Sales, Social services/Counseling, Volunteer organizations, International business, Media, Criminal justice, Travel & tourism, Diplomacy, Banking and Library Science

Who employs German majors?
  • International Businesses & Banks
  • Embassies and consultants
  • Political organizations
  • Federal, state, and local governments
  • Health services agencies
  • Public and private schools
  • Professional language schools
  • Universities/study abroad programs
  • Law Enforcement agencies
  • Travel/Hospitality industries
Good skills or traits for German majors:
  • Communicate well orally and in writing.
  • Interest in a foreign culture - literature, arts, politics and traditions.
  • Enjoy travel and dealing with people from different cultures.
Special training, degrees or experience I may need:
  • Participate in a study abroad, exchange program, or travel privately for exposure to the language and culture.
  • Do a complementary minor or double major to give added career choices.
  • A teaching certificate (B.S.Ed) or alternative certification will be needed to teach K-12.
  • Take related courses in geography, history, international law & world economics
  • A Master's is needed to teach at the college level.
  • Volunteer with groups serving people who speak your target language.
  • Keep up with world affairs and read foreign newspapers, see foreign films.
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