Course Selection

  • If you have previously studied German, complete an online placement test before registering for classes
  • FLGR 1010/1020: Elementary German - students should learn basic language skills

Ask for Assistance

  • Be sure that you start your time at Auburn well by regularly meeting with your academic advisors in the college
  • Additionally, all German students can meet with the Undergraduate Program Director anytime during the semester

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Gain Experience

  • Use Handshake to explore employers actively hiring in your field and search part-time jobs that can add experience to your résumé.
  • Use LinkedIn to identify past graduates in your major and set up informational interviews and shadowing opportunities to gain further understanding of your major in the world of work.

Get Involved

  • Auburn University has a student-run German Club as well as Stammtisch, a German conversation table, which is scheduled several times during the semester.
  • Additionally, students are encouraged to attend German films.


Course Selection

  • • FLGR 2010/2020: Intermediate German - Take your second year of study to review the language concepts and skills learned freshman year.

Ask for Assistance

Gain Experience

  • It’s highly recommended that you study abroad
  • Many students take the summer between sophomore year and junior year to study abroad.
  • Students should consider a summer-long or semester-long program

Get Involved

  • If pursuing graduate education, get involved with undergraduate research opportunities.
  • Look for more opportunities on campus to engage by utilizing AUInvolve to identify organizations you’re interested in joining.


Course Selection

  • FLGR 3010 and above - Take skill-based and content-based classes, in which writing, conversation, German literature, culture, history, and society will be the focus.

Ask for Assistance

  • Meet with someone in the University Career Center (UCC) to explore career options and receive individualized assistance

Gain Experience

  • Seek out possible internships, undergraduate research opportunities, or study abroad to enhance your undergraduate experience.
  • Visit the Office of Undergraduate Research to explore funding opportunities.

Get Involved

  •  Look for leadership opportunities within your organizations to develop practical skills and abilities.


Course Selection

  • FLGR 4310 and above -Take content courses in business and trade, media and society as well as special topics in literature, culture, and linguistics.

Ask for Assistance

  • Ask the UCC for help in preparing your résumé and cover letter

Gain Experience

  • Attend career events sponsored by the UCC
  • If pursuing graduate education, look for opportunities to be published or present on German related topics at conferences.

Get Involved

  • Connect with AU alumni and stakeholders to enhance professional opportunities
  • Let the German Department know where you’re headed and your post graduation plans.

General Information

The study of foreign languages and literatures opens your mind to cultures, societies, and histories around the world. This degree broadens students’ understanding of society through cultural exchange in German and provides them with communication skills, linguistic dexterity, critical thinking, and cultural awareness. These cultural insights and practical tools help graduates find their place in today’s competitive, multilingual marketplace.

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Holland's Code: IES

  • Investigative
  • Enterprising
  • Social


Most common* Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) personality types found in this major, in no particular order:

  • ENFP
  • INFP

*Every MBTI type is found in every major, these are the most highly concentrated


  • Independence
  • Relationships
  • Achievement


  • Active Listening
  • Learning Strategies
  • Instruction
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Speaking

Job and Internship Opportunities

RSS Sample of Positions Currently Listed on Handshake Hiring German Majors

Meet your Career Contacts

University Career Center Liaison

Tasheila Williams-Townsend, EdS

Interim Associate Director, Career Development

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Last modified: September 30, 2021