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Department Information

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


German Studies promotes a double major of German and Engineering as well as offering a BA in German Studies with a concentration/certificate in Administration of Travel and Tourism. It also maintains exchange programs with the University of Bielefeld, Essen, Oldenburg, Freiburg (Switzerland), Salzburg (Austria), and all 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.