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In today's rapidly changing world, there is intense demand for women and men who understand other cultures and can communicate in more languages than their own. They know that a new language is an open door into very different ways of living and understanding the world.

Deutsch.

In addition to challenging you to use German as precisely as your native language, studying German at Marquette lets you immerse yourself in the life, civilization, literature and dramatic history of today’s Germany. It’s a nation at the heart of Western thought, institutions, culture and politics.

Small classes.

For a better understanding and proficiency in your German major, we limit class sizes to encourage greater student participation.

It's in our blood.

Study in Milwaukee, a city known for its German heritage, restaurants and architecture.

Suggested curriculum

Major courses are bolded.

Freshman

  • German I & II
  • UCCS - Rhetoric and Composition I & II
  • UCCS - Histories of Cultures and Societies*
  • UCCS - Introduction to Theology
  • UCCS - Science and Nature*

Sophomore

  • German III & IV
  • UCCS - Mathematical Reasoning*
  • UCCS - Literature/Performing Arts*
  • UCCS - Philosophy of Human Nature
  • UCCS - Individual and Social Behavior*

Junior

  • Five German Courses
  • UCCS - Diverse Cultures
  • UCCS - Theory of Ethics
  • UCCS - Theology*
  • Elective

Senior

  • Five German Courses
  • Senior Experience
  • Electives

*Choose from list of approved UCCS (University Core of Common Studies) courses offered by the College of Arts and Sciences.

German

You might like the German major if you

✓ like German language and culture

✓ have strong written and spoken communication skills

✓ are interested in studying abroad

What can you do with a major in German?

GermanMany graduates succeed in a variety of careers, including education, international affairs and business, international news agencies, and airlines.

Learn more about what you can do with a major in German.

Visit the department that offers the German major.

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