The German degree is the exploration of the language, literature, and culture of German-speaking countries (Germany, Austria, and Switzerland) and their place in Europe and the world. Students combine coursework in German and English to develop skills in critical thinking, cultural awareness, media literacy, and linguistic competence. MU German majors commonly double major and 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. Students engage with cultural and philosophical traditions and learn about key issues affecting media, technology, art, politics, and society in present-day German-speaking countries as well as at key moments in its past.

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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:

Interested? Here are your next steps

If you are a Prospective Student

You strive to be the best version of you. You are ready to create your own adventure. If this sounds like you—you’ve got Tiger Pride already. We invite you to take the next step.

If you are a Current Student

Speaking with an adviser will help us chart the best path for academic success.