German Undergraduate Major

A Major in German requires 6 core courses (19 credits) after fulfilling the introductory language sequence (GER 001, 002, and 003):

  • GER 201, GER 301, GER 302W, GER 310, GER 344, and GER 401
  • Depending on the degree path, the following additional courses are required:

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.):

18 additional credits:

  • ONE general education course in German (GER 100, 127, 143, 189, or 200)
  • TWO 400-level literature and culture courses (GER 431, 432, 440, 472, or 489)
  • ONE 400-level linguistics course (GER 412 or 430)
  • TWO additional 300- or 400-level courses taught in German of your choosing

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in German and Business:

12 additional credits in German:

  • TWO German Business Communication courses (GER 308Y and 408)
  • ONE History of German Literature course (GER 431 or 432)
  • ONE additional 400-level course taught in German of your choosing

Plus 35 additional credits in Business and Business-related fields:

  • These typically overlap with SMEAL requirements

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in German and Engineering:

12 additional credits in German:

  • TWO German Business Communication courses (GER 308Y and 408)
  • TWO courses in German taken abroad

Plus 21 additional credits chosen in consultation with your Engineering advisor.

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Applied German:

12 additional credits in German:

  • ONE general education course in German (GER 100, 127, 143, 189, or 200)
  • ONE History of German Literature course (GER 431 or 432)
  • TWO courses in German taken abroad

Plus 18 credits in supporting courses from your related field (e.g., Hotel, Restaurant, and Instititional Management; Linguistics; Applied Linguistics; Sociology; Economics; Science, Technology and Society; etc.)

A grade C or better is required for all courses in the major!

Honors in German Requirements:

  • a minimum of a B+ average in courses offered for the major
  • presentation of an outstanding honors thesis during the senior year

For more information and guidelines for honors thesis, visit the Schreyer Honors College website.