Why earn a bachelor's degree in German studies?

Application Deadlines
Feb. 1* | April 15^
Dec. 15
May 1

*Freshman Priority Deadline
^Transfer Priority Deadline

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.

German Studies at UND

  • 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)

German Studies Careers


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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:

  • Teaching
  • Publishing
  • Writing
  • Translation
  • Journalism
  • International business

In addition, UND students have a proven track record of winning scholarship awards such as:

  • Congress-Bundestag
  • RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering)
  • Fulbright

German Courses You Could Take

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