German Undergraduate Program - Herzlich Willkommen in der Germanistik Abteilung!
The German Program
The German language concentration is part of the Bachelor of Arts in Languages and Cultures (BALC). We offer both a major and minor option in our German program:
- The German language major consists of any 10 courses in German, a second language requirement of 4 courses (through the 202 level), a course in linguistics and another course in a content area related to the major.
- The German language minor consists of any 6 courses in the language. You can start your minor with GER 101 or higher, for a total of 6 courses, taken in consultation with the program advisor.
You can also complete the language requirements for another departmental major with our German courses, including 101-202 and/or German culture cluster courses.
For a complete list of courses, consult the official Course Catalog.
Study Abroad Options and Student Activities
We encourage our students to study abroad in Vienna, Austria during summer session I. The WCU Vienna German-language Immersion Summer Program, under the direction of Dr. Joseph Moser, offers students the possibility of earning up to 6 transfer credits during a four-week intensive immersion program.
Financial assistance for study abroad is available on a competitive basis through several departmental awards.
You can consult the German Study Abroad page for more information.
Students can also obtain Pennsylvania K-12 teaching certification in German, in conjunction with the College of Education here at West Chester University. You can consult the Certification page for further information and requirements.
WILLKOMMEN ZUM GERMANISTIK PROGRAMM DER UNIVERSITÄT WEST CHESTER!