German is the widest-used language in the European Union; you’ll hear it in Austria, Belgium, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, and Switzerland. As you study this modern language in Wheaton’s close-knit community, you’ll explore German literature, pop culture, current events, and politics. Spend a semester or year abroad to practice your conversational German and experience everyday life in another culture. Majoring in German language and literature prepares you for careers in education, business,, foreign service, and translation. Our graduates have also served in the Peace Corps, taught abroad as Fulbright scholars, and earned advanced degrees in law, medicine, MBA, linguistics, theology, public policy.
- German Major Major
- German Minor Minor
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 *
Sample First Jobs
Operations Coordinator, WorldStrides
Project Planner, Price Intelligently
Teacher, Council on International Educational Exchange
Sample Graduate Schools
University College London
*outcomes data is based on a knowledge rate of 73% for the classes of 2014-2018
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