The German minor at Saint Joseph’s University focuses on the language and cultures of the German-speaking world.
What Is the German Minor?
The German minor at Saint Joseph’s University will allow you to develop your fluency in the German language and explore the culture of the German-speaking world. Students within the minor will learn to see the world through the prism of one of Europe’s most influential cultures. By being challenged to view regional and international issues from a global perspective, you may also gain valuable new insights into your own culture and heritage.
Graduates with a working knowledge of the German language distinguish themselves as prospective candidates for jobs in international relations, politics, marketing, business and more, offering a wide range of career options. Students have gone on to pursue jobs such as the following:
International Relations Correspondent
How Will a German Minor at Saint Joseph's University Prepare Me for a Career?
Minoring in German with a major in another discipline prepares you to communicate with the German-speaking population, the largest group of native speakers in Europe. By coupling a German minor with another discipline, students gain valuable analytical skills that can be used in a wide range of professions, including politics, international relations, marketing, education and business. You will have the opportunity to engage in one-on-one conversations in German with your professors and fellow classmates and will study German culture, further preparing you for a career that involves communicating in German.
The political science major at Saint Joseph’s University offers the opportunity to examine politics, government and the political process. This program is ideal for those interested in the study of power, behavior, compromise and relationships between political figures in a variety of different contexts.
The history program at Saint Joseph’s University encourages students to become researchers, critical thinkers, clear writers and historically aware global citizens. Through coursework, students develop an understanding of the political, cultural and institutional advances that have shaped the world.