German is among the 10 most commonly spoken languages around the globe and the second-most spoken language in European countries. Knowledge of German increases your job opportunities at home and abroad. Germany is one of the top trade and investment partners of the United States employing hundreds of thousands of people. This partnership means greater opportunity for international partners and German speakers.

In the U.S. 2010 census, more than 14 percent of Americans reported having German ancestry, making it the largest single heritage group in the U.S. Proficiency in this language can deepen your understanding of U.S. history and culture.

Students who combine a German major, minor or certificate with another field of study (e.g. business, education, international studies, history or communication studies) will diversify their professional skills and expand career opportunities.


  • Diplomacy | Foreign Service
  • Engineering
  • Fine arts
  • Government
  • Information Technology
  • International business
  • Medical
  • Teaching
  • Translating
  • Tourism


  • German-focused departmental events include: exhibits, presentations and film screenings
  • Informational meetings are held each fall semester of every academic year. All aspects of the program are introduced: coursework, advising and study abroad
  • Intern abroad
  • Study abroad – scholarships available
  • Annual awards celebration

Contact Us

German Coordinator
Monika Hohbein-Deegen
Clow Faculty 328
(920) 424-7278