The German degree is the exploration of the language, literature and culture of German-speaking countries (Germany, Austria, and Switzerland). Many of the greatest thinkers and artists of the modern era – e.g. Einstein, Freud, Nietzsche, Kant, Beethoven, Marx, Kafka, Goethe – came from these regions, while almost every discipline in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences has a strong German tradition. In addition, Germany plays a crucial role in the European Union, on the world political stage, and in economic dealings with the United States and around the world. The BA in German offers you the possibility of participating in this vibrant cultural tradition first hand. MU German majors have successfully pursued careers in business, engineering, finance, law, journalism, government service, teaching, medicine, and the sciences, as well as in art, literature, philosophy, music, and film.
Common Career Paths
You can do nearly anything with a Mizzou degree, but here are some common career paths taken by graduates of this major: