Our BA in German offers an academic pathway toward language immersion and employment opportunities at home and abroad. When taken as a major, the German program complements language study with courses in German literature and film as well as contextual study of the nation's history.

German is used in political dealings across national boundaries and is equally prevalent in global commerce. With a degree in German, you'll have access to a range of career opportunities in international business and relations. Additionally, you'll be able to deepen your education by immersing yourself in German language and culture through one of our many study abroad programs.

The Department of Languages and Literatures 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 around the globe

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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

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.

Immerse yourself in the language and culture of Germany.

Are you ready to develop key skills in one of the world's most important languages?

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