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College of Liberal Arts

CSULB students walk on campus

Department Chair: Lisa Vollendorf

Program Director: Jeffrey High

RGRLL Language Coordinator: Markus Muller

Single Subject Coordinator for L.O.T.E.: Jean-Jacques Jura

Department Office: Academic Services, Room 309
Telephone: (562) 985-4318

Faculty: Nele Hempel-Lamer, Jeffrey High

Administrative Analyst/Specialist: Cindy McCarty

Students desiring information should contact the department office for referral to one of the faculty advisors. Credential advisors, Undergraduate Advisor, Graduate Advisor.

Career Possibilities

Customs Officer • Immigration Officer • Importer/Exporter • Foreign Service Officer • International Marketing Representative • Travel Professional • Social Worker • Linguist • Foreign Correspondent • Community Organization Worker • Lawyer • Librarian • International Student Advisor • Educator • Peace Corps Worker • Interpreter • Teacher Professor • Translator • CIA/FBI Agent (Some of these, and other careers, require additional education or experience. For more information, see


The German program develops the student's language skills and knowledge of literature, history, and current affairs in German-speaking countries, as well as cultural literacy, all of which play an important role for study abroad and employment in a variety of careers. In cooperation with the College of Engineering, the German Program promotes a double major of German and Engineering. In addition, the Program offers a BA in German Studies with a concentration/certificate in the Administration of Travel and Tourism. German Studies maintains exchange programs with the University of Bielefeld, Essen, and Oldenburg as well as Freiburg (Switzerland) and Salzburg (Austria), and all of the universities in Bader-Württemberg. German students are also eligible to participate in the German-American Business Student Workshop with the Polytechic University Hamburg, Germany.