The Department of German Studies offers an exciting curriculum that fosters students' linguistic and cultural competence. Students are immersed in German language, literatures, and culture through our programs.

Our department offers three degree options in German Studies:

Bachelor's Degree in German Studies

Undergraduate courses are designed to familiarize students with the German language as well as the cultures and histories of German-speaking communities. The department is designated as a German Center of Excellence by the American Association of Teachers of German.

Master's Degree in German Studies

This program prepares students to analyze critically and synthesize various aspects of German Studies, such as literary studies, cultural studies, and applied linguistics, including studies in second language acquisition and teaching. 

Ph.D. in Transcultural German Studies

A dual and joint degree with the University of Arizona and the University of Leipzig, this program is well suited to students aspiring to pursue academic careers relating to national and international literary, educational, cultural, and linguistic interests.

News & Events

Friday, August 28, 2015
In August 2015, Walter de Gruyter, the leading scholarly publisher in Germany, published the new, three-volume Handbook of Medieval Culture, edited by Prof. Albrecht Classen.
Friday, August 28, 2015
Major Ryan Weaver and his team won top honors in marketing!
Saturday, December 27, 2014
The students of German 450: The Task of the Translator (Spring 2013, Prof.