Programs & Courses

Undergraduate Programs

The Department of German Studies offers a major in Germanics, two minors (Germanics and German Linguistics), and an honors program.  See Undergraduate Programs for complete details.

Graduate Programs

The Department of German Studies offers a master's degree and a Ph.D., with certificate options in Theory and Criticism, Cinema and Media Studies, and Second/Foreign Language Teaching.  See Graduate Programs for complete details, including application procedures and financial support options.

Language Program

See German Language Program for details about language study in our department and answers to frequently asked questions about placement and curriculum.

Summer Program

The Department of German Studies offers an intensive foreign language program during the summer. Whether you are interested in learning a language for work, travel or personal enrichment, or to supplement your other educational goals, we can help. Courses are offered at the first and second-year level, and also with an emphasis on reading skills only.  See Summer Program to learn more.


Each term we offer courses on German, Austrian, and Swiss language, literature, and culture.  See Courses for a detailed list of present, past, and future offerings.