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Alumni Story

Why I Chose German Studies

My classes in language and culture really helped me to be a more sensitive clinician.

Dr. Megan Lisbeth Strang
B.A German 2007
Pediatric Audiologist, Children's National Health System

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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

Students in this program practice critical analysis across literary and cultural studies, theoretical and applied linguistics, studies in second language acquisition and teaching, and related professional disciplines. 

Doctoral Degree in Transcultural German Studies

With its German partner universities in Leipzig and Cologne, the dual PhD/DPhil degree program offers interdisciplinary doctoral training in two rigorous academic environments, while providing intensive mentoring opportunities and comprehensive financial support. 

Meet Mandy

As a tech communicator, Mandy uses her majors in German Studies and industrial engineering to be the bridge between STEM and the humanities.

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Join us for some fall fun! There will be refreshments and awards! 
Learn more about... Study Abroad in Germany. Info session, October 14, 2 PM in Modern Languages 311
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Our program to study abroad in Leipzig is supported by several scholarships. Come find out more! 
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Oct 12
Want to go to Germany or Europe this summer? Come visit us at our table and chat about study abroad options!
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Oct 4
Join German Students alum Hannah Burmeister for a conversation in German and English, about why she studies German, what she does with it, and how...
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