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German Major and Minor

Some of the noblest contributions to philosophy, theology, music, literature, science, and art, come from the German-speaking people. The Seaver College German degree program prepares trains to develop competency in speaking, understanding, reading, and writing the German language.

German Degree


Our students develop competency in German while practicing language skills, studying German culture, history, and literature, and even studying an additional language. Future options for German majors include international business, graduate studies, missionary service, foreign service work, or careers in education or technology.

 

German Minor

A minor in German complements students' other chosen fields. Students minoring in German acquire a valuable tool to aid them in their quest for knowledge, insight, appreciation, perspective, and objectivity. Students majoring in other areas but interested in German may receive a minor in German by taking 20 units in the language.

What International Studies and Languages Division Grads Are Doing

 

69.8%

Employed Full-Time or Part-Time

16.3%

Admitted to Graduate School

6.9%

Full-Time Volunteer or Other Activity

7%

Seeking Employment or Grad School

Why Pepperdine


Pepperdine Seaver College is consistently recognized among the top-ranked universities in California and the United States. We are a Christian university where students grow in knowledge and character. As a liberal arts institution, we focus on providing rich opportunities for intellectual and spiritual exploration for students with a diverse community.

 

 

Located in Malibu, CA

 

13:1 Student-to-Faculty Ratio

 

80% of Students Participate in an International Program

 

120,000 + Alumni Network

Student Opportunities

Secondary Teaching Credential

Our teacher education program is an integrated program in which students receive their subject matter preparation and professional preparation simultaneously. It provides the coursework and fieldwork experiences necessary to qualify teacher candidates for a SB2042 preliminary multiple subject teaching credential or a single subject teaching credential.


 

Internship Opportunities

We encourage students to gain practical experience in some area of international studies through an internship. The Pepperdine Career Center offers local internship opportunities, and International Programs' Washington, D.C. Program also offers study and internship opportunities in the nation's capital. In addition to the federal government, a number of international organizations are based, or have major branches, in the city.


Heidelberg, Germany

Recommended International Study

The International Studies and Language Division strongly encourages students to study abroad through the Pepperdine University's International Programs. These programs are an excellent way to gain overseas experience and make rapid progress in fulfilling the language requirement for the major.


German Studies Student Testimonials

 

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Contact Us

International Studies & Languages Division
Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263
Office: PLC 101

310.506.7446

George Carlsen
Divisional Dean

Helen Tangalos Livanos
Office Manager

Lawrence Levy
Administrative Assistant