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Ohio University Majors

German Studies Certificate

Program Overview

The German Studies Certificate is an interdisciplinary, complementary course of study open to all undergraduate students. It is designed for students in any field with an interest in the German-speaking countries and in integrating their study of German with other disciplines. The Certificate aims to expand students' advanced language study with a broader examination of the rich and varied cultures of the German-speaking countries by exploring them through numerous disciplines and by approaching the field of German Studies from various interdisciplinary perspectives. Advanced knowledge of the German language, both written and spoken, is essential for understanding the cultures of the German-speaking countries and is therefore a core requirement of the Certificate.  The Certificate requires a minimum of 15 credits, which are selected from the following departments and schools:  Art History, Economics, Film, Geography, History, Modern Languages, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology, and Theater.  Although not required, study abroad is encouraged.


Admissions Information: Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

After graduation, students with a certificate in German Studies could pursue a career in any number of fields, such as education, foreign service, journalism, national defense, nonprofit, or politics. The German Studies Certificate will also prepare students for a variety of graduate programs that include the study of Western Europe, such as history, political science, and economics.



Academic Catalog

The academic catalog provides additional information about curriculum and courses for this major.
Academic catalog

Program Details

Degree: Bachelor of Arts


College of Arts and Sciences
Modern Languages Department
Gordy Hall 283
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.2765
Fax: 740.593.0729

Administrative Contact

Nikhil Sathe, contact person

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