Frequently Asked Questions
Where can you use German?
- in industry
- in international business
- in communications
- in travel
- in graduate studies
- in education
- in research
- in life-long personal growth
What concentrations are available at Binghamton University?
- the major in German (usually a double major with another field)
- the minor in German
- the dual degree with engineering/computer science
- the minor in German and BA in management
How can I use and learn German at Binghamton University?
- come to the weekly German table for lively talk in German
- view our large selection of German videos
- attend our regular film series
- become friends with our exchange students from Germany and Austria
- study abroad in your sophomore or junior year
- When course conflicts will not allow you to take a German course, maintain your proficiency in German and develop applied language skills through our nationally recognized LxC program. (Languages Across the Curriculum).
- After studying abroad, become a teaching intern; explore career options by participating in some departmental instructional activities under the direction of a faculty mentor.
- Find out about careers and graduate schools from regular contact with alumni who have gone into careers in education, industry, international law, communication, travel, finance, etc.
- Experience close mentoring and advising from faculty who really come to know you in a friendly, supportive environment.
How do former students describe German at Binghamton University?
- "Studying German has broadened my cultural views."
- "It opened up a whole creative world of German authors and film makers."
- "It prepared me for my career in an international law firm."
- "In a place as large as Binghamton, I found the close-knit German Department a comforting and supportive community."
- "It made me become a multi-cultural person and gave me more qualifications to find a job."
How do I declare a German major, double major, or minor?
It's easy! To declare a German major, double major, or minor, simply click here. (Note that you must be logged in to your Binghamton University email for the form to be visible.)