Sprechen Sie Deutsch?
If you plan to work in the sciences, business, education, or healthcare, being fluent in German is a valuable credential that can enhance your career opportunities.
Our German for the professions minor will give you the language and cultural competencies you need to effectively interact with German speakers.
Wherever your career may take you, knowing German can increase your career and employment options with German- and foreign-owned companies in America and abroad.
Good bilateral relations with Germany are vital, reports the U.S. Department of State. The U.S. and German economic, political, and diplomatic relationship is key for continued prosperity and stability in both countries and around the world.
Learning German can increase your earnings. The time you invest in studying German in college can mean a salary that’s nearly four percent higher, reported The Economist in 2014. Over the course of your career, that could mean nearly $130,000 in additional earnings.
In short, being fluent in and having a strong command of the German language distinguishes you from other job candidates, especially in competitive employment markets and industries like advanced manufacturing, engineering, science, healthcare, and business.
As a minor in German for the professions at Marian, you will:
Our expert faculty advisors help you develop a personal plan of study in which you pair a minor in German for the professions with a range of different majors based on your individual career interests and goals. For example, this minor pairs well with bachelor’s degrees like:
We will encourage you to study abroad. Marian offers a range of short-term and semester-based study abroad programs.
We'll also help you gain global work experience using your German language skills. Through our partner program with Salzburg College, you can study abroad in beautiful Austria and complete an internship with an Austrian firm, gaining real-world global professional experience.
Courses are sequenced to provide comprehensive knowledge of professional practices, tools, and experiences. Through your studies, you will gain greater insight and perspective about:
You will complete at least 18-20 credits of courses, including:
*NOTE: If you test into an advanced level of German, you will take nine (9) credits of upper-level German classes instead of GER 101 and 102.
Examples of upper-level German courses from which you can choose:
For complete details, please review our undergraduate course catalog.
This minor will benefit you in any professional position where German language and cross-cultural skills are important. German for the professions is a good choice for:
In addition, there are paid post-graduation opportunities in Germany, Austria and Switzerland for students of German. These include:
Thinking of grad school? It is FREE at public universities in Germany, even for American and other international students. Learn more at studying-in-germany.org.
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