Undergraduate Programs

Undergraduates in the German bachelor’s degree program at The University of Toledo become conversationally competent, as well as culturally competent. Both traits are important to employers — whether you’re interested in teaching or translating, or a career in international business, government, foreign services or the tourism industry.

A degree in a foreign language can:

  • Enhance your studies in other areas
  • Help you better understand English
  • Make you a more compassionate traveler and citizen of the world

Top Reasons to Study German at UToledo

  1. Minor or double-major in German.
    Bilingual employees are valuable to companies no matter which field you’re in. UToledo faculty members work closely with students who want to double-major. A degree in German enhances any degree, but works particularly well with Global Studies, History, Political Science, International Business, Film Studies, and English. UToledo German students have double-majored in Pharmacy, Biology and Engineering.
  2. Top-notch learning lab.
    Find all the resources you need at UToledo’s Foreign Language Learning Center:
    • International satellite TV
    • Computers with online exercises
    • Foreign-language comic books, magazines and films
  3. Scholarships.
  4. Native-speaking faculty.
    Expert faculty who do research in film, culture, literature, Holocaust studies and more.
  5. Get an MBA in one more year.
    Germany is one of the top European investors in Ohio. UToledo German students can earn bachelor’s degrees in German and an MBA with a concentration in international business in just five years. UToledo’s College of Business and Innovation is one of the best in the country.
  6. Heritage speakers.
    Perhaps you grew up in a German family and want to brush up on your German. Or your family has German roots and you would like to learn more about German culture. Whatever your motivation, we welcome you.  
  7. Placement exams.
    Not sure what level of German you should take? Our experienced advisor works hard to make sure your classes match your skill level. General information about placement testing can be found here. When you are ready to schedule a test, email testcenter.mc@utoledo.edu for available dates and times.

What jobs can I get with a German degree?

UToledo graduates with German degrees are equipped with 21st-century skills that help them succeed in today’s interconnected world.

UToledo graduates with German Degrees learn to:

  • Adapt to other cultures with sensitivity
  • Appreciate diversity
  • Research
  • Speak and write effectively in German and English
  • Work well in a team

UToledo German students are prepared for careers in:

  • Cultural institutions
  • Education
  • Government and foreign service
  • International business
  • Journalism
  • Leisure and tourist industry
  • Libraries and archives
  • Museums
  • Publishing
  • Translation

Some go on to graduate schools and seek careers as:

  • International lawyers
  • Medical professionals
  • Professors 
  • Researchers

Hands-On Learning Opportunities

At UToledo, we take you beyond the textbooks and the four walls of a classroom. These real-world experiences are what help our graduates gain professional skills and land jobs.


UToledo German students have been granted internships in Germany from the American Association of Teachers of German. Study abroad program directors can help UToledo students find internships while they study abroad.

Students work or volunteer in:

  • Businesses
  • Embassies
  • Libraries
  • Museums
  • Public-service organizations
  • Schools (teaching conversational English)


UToledo is known for its undergraduate research opportunities. Start as early as your freshman year. Work with faculty who enjoy collaborating with students.

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Our Office of Undergraduate Research can:

  • Connect you to faculty mentors and projects
  • Help you find funding
  • Help you present your research at conferences and other events

Study Abroad

Study abroad is strongly encouraged for students enrolled in the German bachelor's degree program. UToledo’s Center for International Studies and Programs connects students with opportunities in German-speaking countries.

Rocket Kids Semester

The Rocket Kids program offers University students a fall, spring or summer semester internship providing recreational programming to U.S. military youth while experiencing the world in locations such as Germany, Italy, Belgium and The Netherlands.

Rocket Kids interns will gain practical experience in programming, leadership, health and wellness, creative arts, performing arts, cultural and literary arts, team and individual sports, adventure and outdoor recreation and STEM education.

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On-campus and Part-time Jobs

  • Learn skills that prepare you for a career after graduation.
  • Build your resume.
  • Earn money.

If you want to work, there are plenty of opportunities on campus and at businesses near campus. If you demonstrate financial need, you may qualify for the federal work-study program.

Student Organizations

Our most successful students get involved.

UToledo has 400+ student organizations that will help you:

  • Make friends.
  • Build your resume.
  • Network.
  • Be a leader.
  • Serve your community.
  • Have fun!

Tuition and Scholarships

Most new students don't pay full price. 94% of new UToledo students receive scholarships or other state and federal aid.

Keep in mind: Your cost will vary by college, program and a host of other options. This is the average amount full-time students pay per year.

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Choose Ohio First scholarship

Ohio residents who have been accepted into this STEM program are eligible for the Choose Ohio First scholarship — a four-year, renewable scholarship.

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Honors College

The Jesup Scott Honors College at The University of Toledo offer our best and brightest the resources and opportunities needed to unlock your fullest potential. Whether you aspire following graduation to cure disease, innovate technology, advance statecraft, redefine markets, or express creatively, together we can fuel vibrant and promising tomorrows.

Honors students come from a variety of countries, backgrounds and cultures. While we may bond over a tough class, our differences make us blossom.

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Benefits of Honors

The Honors College is a community of academically gifted students from all majors on campus. Students take unique Honors classes taught by dedicated Honors faculty and complete an Honors thesis or capstone project in their major, earning the Honors medallion at graduation within their normal program of study. Honors students are challenged to think more deeply and broadly about what they learn. With special academic, cultural, and professional development opportunities, their education extends beyond the classroom.

Honors students can also choose exclusive housing in the Honors Academic Village or the historic McKinnon, Scott and Tucker Halls.

Explore more about what the Honors College can offer you as a budding professional, inquisitive scholar, and engaged person.






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Last Updated: 11/16/23