German Studies

Have you always wanted to study the German language and the history of German-speaking European society and culture? From literature to philosophy to cinema and language, majoring in German Studies will allow you to explore the vibrant and vast inheritance of German-speaking Europe through an integrative curriculum. You will follow courses in both English and German and will be able to, should you wish, partake in a year-long exchange in a long list of universities in a variety of cities across Germany and Austria. Much more than just the study of a language, this major can let you unearth a passion, a calling and a path to a future career.

Career Options in German Studies

This list is not exhaustive but provides an idea of the options graduates have and what they have gone on to do. Some options are more directly associated with a German Studies degree than others.

  • Archivist
  • Art Dealer
  • Author
  • Communications Consultant
  • Cultural Consultant
  • Diplomat
  • Entrepreneur
  • Event Planner
  • Executive Assistant
  • Foreign Business Consultant
  • Fundraising Coordinator
  • Historian
  • Historical Site Guide
  • Human Resources Specialist
  • Industrial Relations Consultant
  • International Aid Director
  • International Brand Strategist
  • International Development
  • Worker
  • Interpreter
  • Journalist
  • Lawyer
  • Legal Aid Worker
  • Librarian
  • Linguist
  • Lobbyist
  • Market Researcher
  • Marketing Director
  • Media Correspondent
  • Non-Profit Organization Director
  • Paralegal
  • Politician
  • Professor
  • Public Policy Analyst
  • Public Relations Representative
  • Publisher
  • Recruiter
  • Researcher
  • Retail Strategist
  • Social Program Director
  • Speech Coach
  • Speech Writer
  • Teacher
  • Translator
  • UN Representative

Some of these career choices may require additional education or preparation in the form of graduate studies, experiential education or professional formative courses and exams. For a more in-depth description of some of the careers mentioned above visit Career Cruising (login information can be found on the home page of the Career Centre's online system) or the National Occupational Classification website.