The German department offers both a Major and Minor in German as well as an Interdisciplinary Minor in German Studies. These programs give students an opportunity to learn the language, culture and history of Germany. Students may also choose to take Business German (GERM 1175) and German Business & Trends in Europe (GERM 3320) in order to learn that field as well.

Students who have performed well in German (minimum 3.3 GPA) may apply for the Honors program.

Formal learning outcome as established by the German Studies Department is as follows: (1) proficiency in the German language including the ability to speak with idiomatic fluency; to read a wide variety of texts; to understand spoken German reasonably well; and to write with acceptable control over vocabulary and grammar; (2) familiarity with a range of German cultural phenomena including literature, philosophy, business, music, film, and history.