German Studies (B.A.)
Explore the language, history and culture of one of the world’s most influential nations by studying German at UND.
Germany’s history, politics and culture have influenced the world far beyond its borders. With a major or minor in German from UND, you expand your understanding of the world and your place in it.
- Program type:
- Est. time to complete:
- 4 years
- Credit hours:
- 120 (major), 28 (minor)
Why Study German Studies at UND?
Germany's leadership role in the European Union and on the world stage puts it at the center of international business, diplomacy and culture. A degree in German Studies and an understanding of the art and culture of German-speaking countries sets you apart in the job market.
As a German Studies student at UND, you will:
- Study the German language
- Explore the literature, film, art, music, architecture, politics, economies and traditions of German-speaking countries
- Examine the historical development of the modern German nation
We offer both a major and a minor in German Studies. When you pair your German Studies with a major in International Studies, Business, Engineering, Art, Music, Psychology, Political Science, History, English, Education or anything else, you demonstrate your readiness to engage in the global community.
Learn to Lead at UND
Amy Shirek leaves her legacy at UND and continues to make an impact on the next generation of leaders.
Study abroad at our sister institution, the University of Regensburg in Bavaria
Join a faculty-led summer course in Berlin or Vienna
Apply for an Excellence in German Studies Scholarship for four years of financial support
Participate in German Cooking Club and German Club events
Practice your language skills at our weekly Stammtisch (conversation table)
Studying German sets you up for success in any career. The insights and perspectives you gain from learning about a foreign culture and language give you the flexibility and communication skills required for success in today's global economy.
A bachelor's degree in German Studies prepares you for a variety of careers, including:
- International business
In addition, UND students have a proven track record of winning scholarship awards such as:
- RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering)