Students interested in taking German should speak with a German faculty member about travel courses, study abroad opportunities, making study abroad work with your other major or minor, and post-graduate opportunities in a variety of fields/careers using German. Majoring or double-majoring is easy, particularly when you combine German courses on campus with a semester or year abroad. Courses taken abroad can count for general education requirements, German major or minor, and many other majors on campus. Remember that studies show that a study abroad experience boosts your ability to find a career-related job later.
Students starting in 101 and 102 are highly encouraged to take advantage of the May term travel language course in Bremen, Germany.
Students start their major at the Ger 201 level or higher, depending upon their language placement. All majors must take nine courses. It is possible to start with Ger 101 and still major. Here is a general sample course plan for a student interested in majoring. The plan includes program highlights as well. Here is one for students interested in Business, International Business, or Accounting. When studying abroad, the recommended internship can be tailored to the career interests of the student. Remember that these are only sample plans, and consultation with a German faculty member is the best way to determine a plan that best works for you and your major(s)/minor(s). Do this sooner rather than later. Please note that some other majors may require that you study abroad in a particularly semester. Please ask your first year advisor or other major advisor about this. For instance, if you intend to major in Accounting or International Business too, please see a German faculty member immediately. Accounting majors need to study abroad in their sophomore year. All majors should consider fulfilling certain gen ed requirements while studying abroad (e.g. Lit, CHC, G, Art, or CSI).
Students start their minor at the Ger 201 level or higher, depending upon their language placement. Students starting with Ger 101 are also encouraged to major (or minor). All minors must take five courses. Here is a sample course plan for a student interested in minoring with study abroad or without. When studying abroad, the recommended internship can be tailored to the career interests of the student. Remember that these are only sample plans, and consultation with a German faculty member is the best way to determine a plan that best works for you. The plan includes program highlights as well.