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The Brandenburg Gate, a monument in Berlin — where students with a major in German may visit on education abroad.

Are you considering pursuing a major in German? 

The German program embraces an inclusive model that integrates the study of language, literature and culture at all levels. Recognized in 2013 by the American Association of Teachers of German as a Center of Excellence, the MSU program for the major in German has distinguished itself in the field of German studies and is known for its outstanding study abroad programs and its vibrant cocurricular activities. Good German skills can add value to all majors. 

MSU’s German faculty members are nationally recognized for their contributions in the fields of literary, cultural, linguistic and pedagogical scholarship. 


Graduates with a major in German pursue careers in a range of industries, excelling in jobs that demand deep knowledge of German language and culture. 

Alumni work at: 

  • Austrian American Fulbright Commission
  • Jackson National Life
  • Rolls-Royce North America
  • Whirlpool
  • German National Tourism Board
  • Public and private schools
  • Brose Group

Alumni work as: 

  • Web content writers
  • Sales managers
  • Marketing copy editors
  • Sales and strategy planners
  • Cultural excursion guides
  • Brand managers
  • Legal affairs and risk managers

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