German Studies
Offered by the German department.

Some of the world’s biggest discoveries and most enduring creative works were born in Germany. Pulitzer Prizes in medicine, physics, and chemistry. Award-winning literature, film, and music. As a German studies major at Wheaton, you’ll explore this country’s rich history, learn why it’s still a driving force in today’s global economy, and even immerse yourself in a medieval Bavarian town with the Wheaton-in-Germany program. This cultural competence will add value to any organization with an international footprint. Combined with a second major, such as international relations or business, and you’ll find yourself with a host of career options.



90% of German and German Studies majors from the past five years have found employment, attended graduate school or achieved a fellowship or service opportunity within six months of graduation *

of German and German Studies majors

Recent Graduates

Sample First Jobs

  • Operations Coordinator, WorldStrides
  • Project Planner, Price Intelligently
  • Teacher, Council on International Educational Exchange

Sample Graduate Schools

  • Fontbonne University
  • Harvard University
  • University College London

*outcomes data is based on a knowledge rate of 73% for the classes of 2014-2018

Recent student internships

The Wheaton Edge offers experiences beyond the classroom.

Sydney Murphy

2021, German Studies, Neuroscience

Barbara Frelinghuysen Israel Internship

Atlantis Fellowship, Belgrade, Serbia

I experienced the stress that doctors feel, the importance of education and training and the impact that medical care can have on communities. The program changed my expectation of life after medical school and kindled my passion for providing healthcare to others.

Marnie Sugarman

2020, Anthropology, German Studies

For Once in Life Wheaton Fund Internship

ATC Studios, Clifton, NJ

I learned that I can be an effective stage manager, as well as an effective administrative assistant.