Minor in German

  • Total Credit Hours: 18
  • Degree Format: Traditional

About this field

Official language of Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Luxembourg, German is the first language of the largest number of citizens of the European Union and a major world language.  High proficiency in the German language and a deep understanding of the richness and diversity of German culture will broaden your horizons and give you a competitive edge on the job market. They will prepare you for successful careers in education, the humanities, foreign service, sciences, and business, to name just a few.

The Valdosta State Difference

German minors at Valdosta State University have a number of opportunities to hone their language skills both in and out of the classroom. Students can take advantage of service learning opportunities and cross-disciplinary collaboration within the university, the region, and around the world. The department’s foreign language lab gives students a quiet and dedicated space to study and access online resources. Students are invited to join the Deutsche Klub, an organization that encourages conversational German and seeks to expand the knowledge and awareness of German-speaking cultures. In addition, study abroad opportunities are available for students in Germany.

What You'll Learn

The German minor can complement any major and is a good choice for students who want to gain proficiency in the language. 18 hours of coursework are required.


  • Business Manager
  • Customs/Immigration Officer
  • Foreign News Correspondent
  • German Instructor
  • Government Administrator
  • Import/Export Specialist
  • International Relations Specialist
  • Interpreter
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Medical Interpreter
  • Museum Director
  • Political Analyst
  • Publishing Specialist
  • Refugee/Immigrant Specialist
  • Sales and Marketing Specialist
  • Secondary School German Teacher
  • Speech Pathologist
  • Translator
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