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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato


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Career Opportunities and Further Education

A Scandinavian Studies major or minor can provide you with the global awareness you need in the 21st century, no matter what career you choose to pursue.

Our program provides an excellent background for careers in the travel industry, government service, journalism and communications, interior design, international business and telecommunications, as well as the teaching of language, literature, and history.

International experience is especially valuable for anyone seeking a career in worldwide industries such as telecommunications, in which Finland and Sweden are world leaders.

Scandinavian Studies can lead to occupations as teachers of English abroad, as international law and banking experts, and as information officers and public relations specialists who act as contacts between Nordic governments or businesses and the United States.

A Scandinavian Studies minor can enhance a traditional major and serve to internationalize your education, whether in international relations or international business, art or literature.

Recent graduates of our program have found employment at the American-Scandinavian Foundation in New York City, in international positions with companies such as 3M, in the travel industry, and with county historical societies. Some are continuing their education in Ph.D. programs.