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Germanic Studies

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What is Germanic Studies?

As a Germanic Studies major, you’ll gain a solid foundation in German and Scandinavian languages. Through your coursework, you’ll delve into language use in literature, contemporary culture, business, intellectual history, and science while learning key critical and analytical skills to apply to your current studies and to better understand the cultures through the languages you are studying. You can choose from concentrations in German Business and Commercial Studies, German Culture and Literature, German Linguistics, and Scandinavian Studies. The major also offers a Teacher Education option that prepares graduates to teach German.

Career Options

  • Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Hospitality
  • Teaching
  • Tourism

Post-Graduation Success1

86% employed or continuing education

66% employed after graduation

15% attending graduate school

5% volunteering

$40,553 average starting annual income

Sample employer destinations: CA Ventures, Carle Foundation Hospital, Anheuser-Busch InBev

Sample grad school destinations: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Pennsylvania State University, Tribeca Flashpoint Academy

Academic Profile Middle 50% 2

25 - 31 ACT Score

1170 - 1440 SAT Score

3.20 - 3.74 High School GPA

Annual Program Costs

Illinois Resident

  • Tuition: $12,036
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses3: $15,180
  • Total: $31,390

Non-Resident

  • Tuition: $29,178
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses3: $15,520
  • Total: $48,872

International

  • Tuition: $31,552
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses3: $15,520
  • Total: $51,246
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