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What Can I Do With a German Major?

You are studying German!

Did you know that a German major or minor plus another course of study in international studies, business, history and education is a potentially winning combination?

  • UW Oshkosh German education graduates currently teach in Port Washington, River Falls and Racine.
  • A UW Oshkosh German major has received a prestigious Max Kade Fellowship and is pursuing an M.A. in German at the University of Cincinnati. Another UW Oshkosh German and business major will begin the M.A. in German at UW-Milwaukee.
  • Two UW Oshkosh German majors have participated in an innovative environmental sustainability program in Germany.
  • UW Oshkosh German and education majors have studied in Giessen and Marburg, Germany on the Wisconsin-Hessen Exchange Program.
  • A UW Oshkosh German minor participated in an International Summer University Program in Hessen.


Career Opportunities

Students who have completed German studies at UW Oshkosh have gone on to a wide range of careers. Our graduates hold positions in education, business and the arts.

Teachers who have graduated from our program teach in communities throughout Northeastern Wisconsin (Sheboygan, Port Washington, Fond du Lac, Racine) and beyond. One of our graduates has a position with Gulfstream, while another graduate continued his music education in Germany and is currently a tubist in a German orchestra.

We strongly recommend that students consider combining a German major or minor with another field of study such as business, international studies, history, communications—and especially for future teachers, English as a Second Language or another foreign language.


What Can I Do With a Degree in German?

The Goethe-Institut USA has put together a very concise document on career opportunities for people with knowledge of the German language. The German economy is still number one in Europe. German companies are very global and appreciate German language skills when hiring Americans as employees.  For more information, visit "Knowing German Enhances Career Opportunities."

by schrod69 — last modified Aug 09, 2012 03:26 PM