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Program Overview

Program Overview

Gain a working knowledge of German language and culture and launch yourself into the top 5 percent of U.S. college graduates. Whether you start a career as a teacher, professional in international business, government, or are planning to go to graduate school, you'll find that German is a vital world language. 

After all, Germany is the financial heart of the European Union, the world's largest trading block, not to mention the second largest exporter. So take hold of the opportunities our experienced faculty can connect you with. You'll have the chance for internships or student teaching and even employment by German firms in the South and abroad. 

Take advantage of our study abroad program in the heart of Europe — Vienna, Austria. And grow in the Spirit with a special Bible course where you'll visit the Amish and also learn about the German Christian resistance in World War II.  You'll interact with important figures in German life, from business and politics to the music industry, international relations and education. The global learning experience you receive here will provide you the confidence you need as a K-12 teacher or a business professional.

Courses

Courses

6:1

Student to faculty ratio in advanced courses

Study abroad

See the world — whether it’s Italy, Austria, Costa Rica, England or another country. Career opportunities will open for you as you sharpen your foreign language skills. Gain the international experience and cross-cultural communication skills you’ll need in our global economy.

Job placement

With a top-tier university education on your resume, you’ll be in high demand, whether you choose to launch your career or begin graduate school. Most of our programs have a placement rate of at least 90 percent within six months of graduation.

Expert faculty, small class sizes

Learn from award-winning, experienced faculty who actually care about you. Our small class sizes allow us to get to know you personally. We lead an approachable community within our respective programs. Our faculty connections are the experts on their subject matter, too.

Our Faculty

  • Charlie McVey

    Charlie McVey

    Professor

    Charlie McVey began teaching German and Russian at Lipscomb in 1975, after serving as a Russian-German linguist in the US Air Force in Germany. Trained in historical Germanic linguistics (M.A.…

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Career Paths

Social Workers

Social workers help people solve and cope with problems in their everyday lives. Clinical social workers also diagnose and treat mental, behavioral, and emotional issues.

High School Teachers

High school teachers help prepare students for life after graduation. They teach academic lessons and various skills that students will need to attend college and to enter the job market.