German Studies

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 *

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


Offered by the German department.