Studying the language, cultures and histories of German speaking countries offers students opportunities to develop effective communication skills as well as intercultural competencies that will further their role as responsible global citizens. The German program complements language study with courses in German literature and film as well as contextual study of political and cultural histories.

Students collaborate closely with experienced faculty and take advantage of our many excellent study abroad programs to achieve their professional goals. With a degree in German, students have access to a broad range of career opportunities such as in international business, non-profits, the sciences and government.

The German Program at DU offers:

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    Small, interactive classes that allow students ample opportunity to interact with our accomplished instructors

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    Study abroad opportunities in Germany and Austria

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    Multiple ways to tie your studies into key out-of-classroom experiences, including service learning, internships and extracurricular activities

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    Access to the support and programs of DU’s Center for World Languages and Cultures

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    Independent study programs and collaboration with faculty members

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Degree Requirements

  • To major in German, students will need to complete 44 credits beyond GERM 1003. Four of these 44 credits will be from GERM 1416. No fewer than eight of these 44 credits will be from 3000-level courses.
  • For distinction in the major you will need to complete a thesis, maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.5 and a major GPA of 3.6. 
  • The secondary major is 44 credit hours. 
  • The minor is 24 credit hours beyond GERM 1003. 

See the DU Undergraduate Bulletin for full course requirements.


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