Summary: Aug 2010
The information below describes typical occupations and employers associated with this major.
Understand that some of the options listed below may require additional training.
Moreover, you are not limited to these options alone when choosing a possible career path.
Description of Germanic and Slavic Languages
The undergraduate major in Germanic and Slavic Languages is designed to provide students with communicative
proficiency of German and Russian languages and a basic insight into the culture of Germany and Russia. Because the
Slavic people comprise many people groups, students majoring in Germanic and Slavic languages study one of the major
languages of the world. Primary emphasis for this major is on the German and Russian speaking countries found in
Eastern Europe and the countries in the former Soviet Union. While many companies in the United States and abroad are
looking for employees who speak more than one language, having a greater sense of the other cultures prepares students
for professions in government, politics, international relations and business, banking, trade, or travel. The cultural
awareness gained is a transferable skill that will be highly prized.
Possible Job Titles of Germanic and Slavic Languages Graduates
(*Jobs secured as reported by UGA Career Center post-graduate survey)
Associate Coordinator* Diplomat Intelligence Specialist Interpreter
Bilingual Instructor Employment Interviewer Language Researcher
Cast Member* Flight Attendant* Linguist
CIA/FBI Special Agent Foreign News Journalist Marketing Director*
Civil Service Worker Foreign Services Worker Peace Corps Volunteer French Teacher