German Studies

You will cross disciplines to study the language, literature, culture, historical development and politics of German-speaking countries and emerge prepared for graduate school or a range of careers. Your professors will encourage you to participate in an exchange program with the University of Dortmund.

Brenna Corrigan ’14
Brenna Corrigan '14

A student’s niche: marketing a language

Brenna Corrigan ’14 followed her interests, not an agenda, when she double-majored in German studies and world politics. Still, she is convinced her pursuits at Hamilton College will help her build a marketing career in the auto industry.

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Emily Johnston '10 in Germany.

A graduate’s progress: building a business

Emily Johnston ’10 wasn’t thinking about jobs when she chose German as one of her majors (history is the other) at Hamilton College, but her affinity for the language helped inspire a career.  She is parlaying her language and knowledge of Germany into her own business, Wanderlust Travels, a summer program in Germany for high school students.

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