Multilingual students with cultural awareness have an edge in today's world. Pursue a degree in German and become more marketable in any number of careers at home or abroad, especially with more than 200 German companies located in South Carolina.
Whether you're pursuing global career opportunities or building on your passion for language and culture, studying German gives you valuable practical and analytical skills. A background in German benefits those pursuing primary studies or future graduate work in comparative literature, economics, Germanic studies, international business, international law, linguistics or political science.
Take on a one-year or one-semester exchange with the University of Bamberg, the summer program in Wittenberg and more opportunities.
Support for Awards
Prepare for Fulbright and other fellowship opportunities in which many German language students participate.
Gain German proficiency and cultural knowledge, an advantage for jobs in one of South Carolina's 200 German companies.
Add the foreign language education minor to your German concentration to gain language teaching skills.
What You’ll Study
Build many transferable skills such as global awareness, cross-cultural literacy and the ability to work with diverse groups. Read works from some of the world’s great philosophers, poets, composers, political thinkers, scientists and theologians in the original German. Study the language, literatures and cultures of Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.
Learning about and respecting diverse cultures and beliefs
Handling sensitive or delicate situations with tact, sensitivity and professionalism
Foster learning by conveying knowledge, skills and concepts to students
Foreign Language Skills
Communicating effectively to understand different cultures and foster global connections
Analyzing and evaluating information to make informed decisions or judgments
Studying past events, analyzing their context and comprehending their significance and impact
Using your degree
Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.
- Business Executive
- Foreign Service Agent
- Government Worker