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

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. 

Doctoral Degree 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.

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In 2019, we are celebrating 100 years of Bauhaus, a famous German school of art and design founded by Walter Gropius in Weimar. You might have heard...
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The German 300-level core requirements underwent an exciting overhaul, aimed at introducing greater flexibility, so that we can better...
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An estimated 250 million roses are given each Valentine’s Day. But in a cultural context, that classic symbol of love reveals even more about...
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The University of Arizona ranks among the top 10 universities in the nation for producing graduates with foreign language degrees. According to a...
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Applications for the 2019 Summer Study-in-Leipzig-Germany Program are due soon! If you are interested in joining the program, please apply...
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UA Teacher Candidate, Laura Tellechea (center), successfully passed the final evaluation of her teaching internship for the MA in German Studies with...
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Two German Studies professors are assuming leadership roles in the Modern Language Association and Association of Departments of Foreign Languages....
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Alumni News & Directory

Our German majors have gone on to exciting careers around the world in a wide variety of industries. See what you can do with your degree.
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Jaynie Adams
B.A.
German Studies
2016
B.A.
History
2016
Charles Mink
B.A.
German Studies
2003
B.A.
Classics
2003
M.A.
Near Eastern Studies
2013
Mary Neff
B.A.
German
1967
B.A.
French
1967