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Students who study German focus on literature, linguistics, culture, and film. Students enhance their language studies in German for the professions, including Business German and German for Scientists and Engineers.

German offers summer, semester, and year-long programs in study abroad in locations such as the University of Freiburg, Graz, Austria, and Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.  Students who study German are actively learning in and outside of the classroom.  

All liberal arts majors prepare students with the skills identified as contributing to managerial success:  communicating and listening well, possessing insights into others, creative/critical thinking, problem solving, and the ability to make connections across complex ideas.

Degree in 3

Motivated, driven students can complete this major in three years. Degree in 3 allows students to enter the work force or graduate school a year earlier while also providing a cost-effective way to complete an undergraduate degree. Degree in 3 offers a great combination of cost-savings and the opportunity to accelerate your future and achieve your goals.

Plan of Study

German–Language & Culture Track, BA

German-Education Track, BA

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Transfer to German

Purdue admits to individual majors. Transfer students must meet Purdue's overall transfer criteria, as well as any major-specific requirements. Before you apply, check the closed programs page to confirm this major is open to transfer students. If it is, refer to the information below for major-specific transfer criteria.

Minimum GPA: 2.5

Contact Information

Undergraduate Student Recruitment Office
(765) 494-6291

College of Liberal Arts

Careers in German

  •   Teacher
  •   Translator
  •   International Sales
  •   Policy Developer
  •   Foreign Aid Services
  •   Customer Service
  •   Importing/Exporting
  •   Travel Services/Guidance

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