Go beyond mastery of the German language
German Studies’ multidisciplinary curriculum allows students to pursue a variety of careers, including teaching at German and European universities and language schools and working for Amazon, Microsoft, Google and other companies in Seattle and beyond. Graduates have also been successful in the law, international business, higher education, publishing, and more. The department is committed to students’ success and organizes regular career training events for current students and alumni.
The major in German provides transferable skills for any career that involves formulating questions and solving problems in a wide range of fields. Possible careers include:
- Art dealer
- History teacher
- International brand strategist
- Public policy analyst
Strengthen your language skills with study abroad
Immersion in another language and culture is a valuable experience and can greatly enhance language proficiency. The Department of German Studies recommends that its majors spend an entire year abroad, but shorter and more flexible options are also possible, including University-sponsored programs in Germany and Austria, available to all UW students regardless of major or German language proficiency. Direct exchanges and independent language programs are also available through partner institutions.
Find Yourself in German Studies
Be part of a close-knit community and nationally recognized program that connects your interests in language and culture to a variety of career opportunities.
Department of German Studies Stories
The College honors four exceptional graduates representing eight Arts & Sciences majors.
Eight exceptional Arts & Sciences students have been selected as 2019 Dean's Medalists and Graduate Medalists.