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German: Degrees and Careers

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German can be a meaningful subject in various ways in addition to being available as a Concentration for the B.A. in Modern Languages or as a minor. For further details on these degrees follow the links below and/or see the comprehensive descriptions in the General Catalog.

Bachelor of Arts in Modern Languages Concentration in German (24 hours) – (Printable Degree Plan)
Minor in German (15 hours)
B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies, Concentration in German (15 hours)

German is an approved concentration for a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies.


  • GRMN 1001 – Elementary German I
  • GRMN 1002 – Elementary German II
  • GRMN 2001 – Intermediate German I
  • or equivalents (GRMN 1060 – Elementary German I & II Combo, GRMN 2060 – Intermediate German I & II Combo)


  • Lower Division (0-6 hours): GRMN 2002 – Intermediate German II
  • Upper Division (12-18 hours): 15 hours chosen from existing 3000 and 4000-level offerings


  • At least one upper-division course must be of the 4000 level.
  • A passing grade of “C” or better is required for each course.
  • At least half of all hours (nine credit hours) must be acquired at Georgia Southern.
German as Language Component for B.S. in International Trade (18 hours)

For more information, visit the Center for International Studies. The B.S. in International Trade is a professional degree designed to provide an interdisciplinary business background for careers outside the United States or in international businesses and agencies within the United States.

German Minor for B.A. in International Studies (15 hours)
For more information, visit the Center for International Studies. The B.A. in International Studies is a challenging major designed to provide an undergraduate, interdisciplinary social science background for careers both inside and outside the United States.
German Proficiency Area of Distinction for the European Union Studies Certificate (6 hours)
The certificate in European Union Studies is operated under the supervision of the European Council of the University System of Georgia. The program is open to all institutions and students of the University System as well as to professionals with an undergraduate degree.
Teaching Certificate for German

Students of German can achieve a non-degree Teaching Certificate (initial T-4 teacher certification) by completing the M.A.T. program through Step 3 (because German does not include a graduate program component there is no M.A.T./Master of Arts in Teaching in German Education, but the full program – Step 4 – could be completed later at another institution).

For further details consult the appropriate information at the College of Education’s Department of Teaching and Learning website. (As a model, you might want to use Study Concentration 4 Spanish Education, toward the bottom of that page).

Note that certain education courses can be taken as electives while still enrolled in the B.A. program.


Knowledge of German is useful in communication, engineering, environmental technology, international trade, tourism, transportation, government, the Arts, the sciences, and many other fields. It is important for graduate study (reading knowledge of foreign languages is often required, and German comes in handy). For more extensive information on foreign-language careers go here. Find more information about the skills and knowledge you can acquire as a German major here.

German language and culture proficiency strengthens your marketability. Getting a solid foundation in a language is much easier to accomplish during college than “on the job,” and employers value workers with existing language skills (especially when they do not have to allow for time and expense for training).

Last updated: 4/16/2020