Credits required
180 Oregon State University is on a quarter-term system. There are four quarters each year and classes are 11 weeks long. This program's 180 quarter credits are equal to 120 semester credits.
Cost per credit
Online An internship or study abroad is required. You can complete all other courses online. Some courses may require proctored exams in your local area.
Start terms
4 per year

Careers: B.A. German – Online

An undergraduate German degree is considered among the top ten "most useful" college majors. Combine that German degree with another bachelor's degree or minor and enter the workforce with a unique career advantage. And here is another reason a German degree adds value to your resume -  Germany is one of the most highly developed industrial nations and employers need employees who can easily build business relationships in their native tongue.  

Earning a foreign language degree means more salary potential

In a 2014 survey conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), results showed that those who earned a degree in a foreign language and literature were the top-paid among their graduating class of other liberal arts bachelor's degree earners. Foreign language degree majors earned an average $46,900 as their starting salary - compared to $40,000 for the other liberal arts majors.

Here are a few sample career paths for German graduates:

  • Interpreters and translators (see job prospect information based on the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • Tourism industry
  • Education 
  • Librarianship
  • International business and commerce
  • International policy
  • Public relations
  • Historian or museum curator
  • Journalism

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