B.A. in German

The Bachelor of Arts in German opens many career possibilities, particularly in conjunction with another major or minor. Some of the fields that have traditionally been coupled with German are:

  • History (paricularly 20th century history)
  • Business (Germany is the principal economic power of Europe!)
  • Engineering (think Mercedes-Benz, BWM, Porsche, Airbus, Deutsche Bahn)
  • Electronics and Computers (think Siemens, SAP)
  • Chemistry and Physics (Bayer, BASF)
  • Psychology (think Freud, Jung)
  • Philosophy/Religion (think Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche, Marx, Adorno, Wittgenstein)
  • Music (Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Haydn, Schoenberg )

In addition, a B.A. in German opens the way to graduate study in German Studies and many related fields.

If you would like to talk about the possibilities, contact Dr. Lehman at

Put most simply, the B.A. in German requires 10 German courses (i.e., courses with the GER prefix) at the 300-400 level. To get to this level, students have to complete the six hour intermediate sequence (GER231/232 or GER240) or have tested out of it. Specific requirements can be accessed through the WCU Course Catalog.  Just select click on the Course Catalog link to the left, select Programs from the drop-down menu on the left and enter the keyword German in the space below.



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