Department of Foreign Languages
Dietsch Hall, Room 102
(440) 826-2244

The German honorary society Delta Phi Alpha, new members. From left to right, Bree Horton, Kyle Kuehn, Dr. Stephen Hollender, Gabrielle Dutton and President Helmer.

German language table.

Career Opportunities

German can be a companion major/minor for another program of study, such as music, English, history, international studies, philosophy and business.  Career positions include:

  • Foreign language teacher
  • Linguist/interpreter
  • Foreign service employee
  • Travel industry employee
  • Bilingual executive
  • Curator/archivist
  • Import/export manager

German Language and Culture

German is a leading language in areas including physics, philosophy, biotechnology and business, making it an excellent choice for career-savvy students preparing for an increasingly global society.


You will gain competencies in reading, writing, speaking and language comprehension. You’ll also learn about the literature, cultural history and contemporary lifestyle of German-speaking nationalities.


Interactive and integrated, BW’s German program offers you participative classroom discussion plus field trips to restaurants, films and other cultural events.  In addition, you can join our German language table (Stammtisch) and student organizations.

Study Abroad

Germany, Austria and Switzerland are a few of the German-speaking countries where you can travel, study at a university, and earn BW credit for courses, independent study projects and/or field experiences.

Languages Across Curriculum

An interdisciplinary approach to learning, this program allows you to practice your foreign language skills while earning credit in non-language courses.

Offered as a major and minor.
Can be applied toward Teacher Licensure.

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