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Fluency in a foreign language improves a graduate's position in the job market.Over 100 million people worldwide speak German. Germany has the largest economy in the European Union and the third largest in the world, and is a leader in environmental technology. The German liberal arts program increases the possibilities of those seeking careers in science and research, governmental and international agencies; the travel, communication, and entertainment industries, and international business firms and corporations.A German major or minor is an excellent partner for majors in many fields.Also note the new CERTIFICATE IN SECOND LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY aimed at students with majors in other disciplines. 


  • Students are encouraged to declare a minor or major early in their academic career to allow for efficient degree planning.
  • Majors and Minors should consult their academic advisors in the German section on a regular basis.
  • A study-abroad or immersion experience is required of German Teaching majors and minors and highly recommended for German liberal arts majors and minors.
  • Students are encouraged to join the German Club.
  • Students who have taken at least one 300-level course and have a GPA of 3.30 in German and 2.8 overall may be invited to join the Delta Phi Alpha, the National German Honor Society.
  • Contact with alumni and students visiting from Germany can provide helpful information about job opportunities involving German.

Germ 101 and 102 fulfill the foreign language/foreign culture university graduation requirement.

For more information contact the
Department of Languages
Office: Centennial 4508