Considered one of the world's major languages, German is the first language of about 95 million people around the world. It's the most widely spoken native language of those who live and do business in the European Union. About 110 million people speak German as a second language.
Some of the world's top artists and scientists speak German. Some of the greatest scientific discoveries in the 20th century were made by Germans. Scientists from German-speaking countries have won dozens of Nobel Prizes in physics, chemistry, and medicine. About one-fifth of the world's new books (and one-tenth of all e-books) are originally published in German.
In both business and social settings, earning a minor in German studies will enable you to better understand one of the world's most important languages.
This minor is an excellent choice for careers in business, engineering, finance, law, public service, religion and the ministry, international relations, philosophy, healthcare, the sciences, and the arts.
Fluency in German will enable you to diversify your career options after graduation, no matter what bachelor's degree program you choose.
To earn a minor in German studies at Marian, you'll complete 18 hours of courses above the 100 level determined in consultation with your advisor. Together, you'll choose from courses like:
Whether you want to work internationally or here in the U.S., you'll be an attractive job candidate for employers who want to build relationships in German markets or among German customers, clients, and stakeholders.
Some of the career paths you might choose include:
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