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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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News & Events

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Dr. Albrecht Classen, University Distinguished Professor, just published yet another book, this one on Wisdom from the European Middle Ages (2022)....
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Two of our current PhD students, Thomas Fuhr and Wojtek Gornicki, have contributed to a set of Translations of Eure Heimat ist unser...

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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Ciara Daniels
B.A.
German Studies
2018
B.A.
French
2018
M.A.
German Studies
2021
Angel Encinas
B.A.
German Studies
2018
Kimberly Henderson
B.A.
German
2019
B.S.
Neuroscience and Cognitive Science
2019