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German, B.A.

The study of German encompasses both a study of the language and the investigation of the cultures/literatures wherever German is spoken.


Study Abroad in Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany

The faculty-led summer German language program offers six weeks of intensive language instruction and a seminar on the culture and history of Germany.

Variety of Career Pathways

German students work in various sectors, including business, education, government, international relations, health professions, and social work.

Learn the Most Widely Spoken Language in Europe

German is the most widely spoken language in Europe, with around 100 million native speakers in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.


Program Overview

German is the most widely spoken language in Europe, with around 100 million native speakers in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. A minor is available.

The languages listed below count toward the Bachelor of Arts third semester language requirement:

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