College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Germanic Degrees

B.A. Major in German Studies

The B.A. degree in German Studies offers students a diverse program in the language, culture, and history of German-speaking Europe, including literature, the arts, business, politics, linguistics, and German migrants living in diaspora. The undergraduate program is characterized by personalized advising, and students are encouraged to participate in co-curricular activities, conduct independent research, and study and undertake internships abroad. Students of German Studies tend to gravitate to careers with international dimensions, including commerce, law, education, government service, music, and environmental studies.

NOTE: Students who declared a German major or minor prior to fall 2013 need to meet with the Undergraduate Advisor to ensure that all requirements in the German Studies major or minor will be met. Students who declare a major or minor in fall 2013 or later must complete the new German Studies degree requirements.

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