As a student in CMU's German program, you will acquire not only advanced language skills in the German language, but also encounter the deep and diverse German culture and history, connected with many other fields, such as music, philosophy, science and the world of business. Immerse yourself completely in German language and culture by studying in Berlin, Lüneburg, or at one of 24 German universities with the Federation scholarship.

Program Highlights

  • Federation Scholarship: CMU German majors can win a full-ride scholarship to study in Germany for an entire year
  • Faculty-led Summer Program to Jena and Berlin
  • Personalized instruction and individual mentorship
  • Wide range of courses: all levels of language courses, accelerated German, German for business, Science and Technology in German literature, translation course

Major and Minor

A German major can be completed in 4 years. A German minor can be completed in 3 years.

  • Students who start higher than German 101 might finish sooner.
  • Students, who have had German in high school, can earn up to 8 free credits if starting on a higher level than German 101.
  • Please contact Dr. Richter (richt2dm@cmich.edu) if you are interested in getting more information on how you can pursue a minor or major in German. Dr. Richter is the advisor for the German degrees and study abroad.

German Major / B.A or B.S. Degree


Fall semester Spring semester
1st yearGER 101- Elementary German IGER 102 - Elementary German II
2nd yearGER 201 - Intermediate German IGER 202 - Intermediate German II
3rd yearSemester in Lüneburg/Berlin 
GER 312 - Advanced German II
GER Culture or Literature Course
4th yearGER Culture or Literature Course
GER Culture or Literature Course
GER Elective

German Minor / B.A or B.S. Degree


Fall semester Spring semester
1st yearGER 101- Elementary German IGER 102 - Elementary German II
2nd yearGER 201 - Intermediate German IGER 202 - Intermediate German II
3rd yearGER 311 - Advance​d German I
GER 325 - Modern German Lit in
Translation
GER 312 - Advanced German II
GER Culture or Literature Course



Career Options

Germany's tradition of leadership in science, technology, and world-renowned contributions to the arts, as well as its close political and economic ties with the United States, generate a high demand for professionals with German language skills.

Computer Science & Engineering
International Business
Cultural Resource Management & Arts Administration
Tourism/Hospitality
Foreign Service
Government
International Management & Marketing
Journalism
Teaching
Translating/Interpreting