Department of Modern Languages

Bachelor of Arts in German

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Why Choose German?

Studying one of the modern languages at Wright State will help you improve your ability to read, write, and speak in another language, study how that language is used in a social context, and become a more enlightened citizen. You will also learn about the history, politics, culture, media, and literature of your chosen country and study their economic and educational systems.

New technologies have increased global opportunities, and studying a modern language prepares you to work with people all over the world. Government and non-governmental agencies have discovered a critical need for college graduates with foreign language skills.

If the idea of studying abroad excites you, no other degree field offers as many opportunities for you to immerse yourself in a different culture while improving your language skills.


Knowledge of a foreign language can prove quite valuable when seeking employment in a global economy. Your awareness of foreign cultures and language and communication skills could be an asset to any business—especially one that trades internationally. Some possible career options for those with a modern language degree include:

  • Broadcast journalist
  • Business (finance, marketing, advertising, sales)
  • Concierge
  • Detective
  • Diplomat
  • Event management
  • International aid/development worker
  • Interpreter
  • Logistics and distribution
  • Public relations
  • Subtitles and voice-overs
  • Teacher
  • Tour manager
  • Translator

View the German program profile for sample occupations, average salary, and employment projections.

Real-World Experience

Wright State has many opportunities for earning credits while living or traveling abroad. Consult the modern languages website's study abroad page,  the University Center for International Education (UCIE) Study Abroad website or faculty in the relevant language for study abroad opportunities.

You may also gain valuable service experience by serving as an officer of the German Club. You will plan, advertise, and direct club events and activities with the help of an advisor.

Academics and Curriculum

View Bachelor of Arts in German program information and requirements in the Academic Catalog.

Bachelor of Arts in German requirements check sheet (PDF)

German course descriptions


Review the college admission requirements and complete the admission application. Identify whether you will be majoring in German.

If you are a current student and wish to change majors, go to the WINGS Express major/minor change request form and change your major. If you are an undecided/exploratory student, talk to your advisor about majoring in German.


Elfe M. Dona, Ph.D.

Modern Languages
Associate Professor of German and Teacher Education
Millett Hall 207, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy, Dayton, OH 45435-0001

Renate Kaiser Sturdevant, Ph.D.

Modern Languages
Millett Hall 227, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy, Dayton, OH 45435-0001



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