A minor is an optional component of a student’s degree that will be reflected on the student’s transcript. Minors are an excellent way for students to customize their learning experience and craft a degree program that is uniquely theirs. Students can even earn multiple minors to supplement a bachelor's degree. For example, students pursuing a degree in interpersonal communication might find that a minor in sociology is an excellent pairing, while a student pursuing a degree in public administration might add a minor in sustainability issues to help create a cleaner, greener future. And in some cases, employers offer bonuses or higher salaries to employees who have a foreign language minor.
Germany not only boasts the world’s fourth-largest economy, it is also home to some of the greatest art, music and literature in history. Businesses all over the world look at German companies to learn new techniques, new styles of management and new ways of doing business. A German minor means more than just being able to speak the language. Students who minor in a foreign language are also exposed to the culture and literature of the region, giving them a fundamental understanding of the country and its citizens, and allowing them to more easily understand the concepts and ideas they observe in the society. A German minor complements majors in business, political science, education, humanities, and literature particularly well.
A German minor complements a range of majors in both the College of Liberal Arts and elsewhere in the university. Some of these are:
- International Relations
- Strategic Communication
- Public Administration
- Computer Science