Through the German program, you will study German language, literature and culture. With more than 100 million speakers worldwide, German is also the most widely spoken first language in the European Union. Having the ability to communicate in German will provide you with career opportunities around the world.

You’re encouraged to participate in DePaul’s Study Abroad program in Bonn, Germany, in order to grow linguistically and expand your cultural understanding of German-speaking societies. Chicago is a culturally diverse city, providing many opportunities to attend German lectures, festivals and film screenings.


Sample Courses:

  • German Communication
  • German Literature
  • German Civilization
  • Translation
  • German Film
  • Berlin and the Golden Twenties
  • Multicultural Contemporary Writers

Program Concentrations/Tracks:

  • Commercial German
  • German Language and Literature
  • German Studies
Major Requirements Schedule of Classes Department Website

Career Options

Common Career Areas:

  • Public policy
  • International business
  • Translation services
  • Immigration work
  • Education
  • Social services
  • Human rights


79 percent of 2017 German graduates were employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment after graduation.

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