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Overview for German Language and Literature

A program that focuses on the German language and related dialects as used in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, neighboring European countries containing German-speaking minorities, and elsewhere. Includes instruction in German philology; Old, Middle, and High German; Plattdeutsch and other regional dialects; and applications to business, science/technology, and other settings.

Careers for German Language and Literature Majors

A major in German Language and Literature is highly relevant for the following careers. National averages for wages in each career is provided.

Colleges Offering a Major in German Language and Literature

Top 50 U.S. Colleges with the highest percentage of German Language and Literature among the 2008-2009 graduating class.

AddInfoCollege Name Degrees Awarded/
Wabash College
Crawfordsville, IN
Highly Selective$29,750 
Salem College
Winston Salem, NC
Moderately Selective$21,380 
Macalester College
Saint Paul, MN
Highly Selective$38,174 
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Sewanee-The University of the South
Sewanee, TN
Moderately Selective$34,172 
Lawrence University
Appleton, WI
Moderately Selective$34,596 
Cornell College
Mount Vernon, IA
Highly Selective$29,580 
Grinnell College
Grinnell, IA
Highly Selective$36,476 
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Albion College
Albion, MI
Less Selective$30,006 
Amherst College
Amherst, MA
Most Selective$36,970 
Wheaton College
Norton, MA
Moderately Selective$39,850 
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Degrees awarded represents the number of bachelor's degrees awarded among the 2008-2009 graduating class.