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German Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #38 (ARWU) Boulder, CO, United States
The major in German studies is an interdisciplinary program focusing on study of the German language, its manifestations in history and its usage in the current cultural and social context; the literary, artistic and philosophical aspects of German culture in the past and the present; the major historical events and developments in Germany and its neighboring countries, and the current political institutions and dynamics in Germany within the broader European framework.   


The following areas of knowledge are central to the undergraduate degree in German Studies:

  • an awareness of the fundamental outlines of German history and culture;
  • familiarity with the history of modern German literature from 1750 to the present;
  • familiarity with developments in modern German-speaking Central Europe in art, cinema, architecture, law, science, and technology and
  • the ability to critically examine such issues as the Nazi era and the Holocaust, migration, gender, disability, racial and ethnic difference, and Germany’s place in the European Union.

In addition, students completing the degree in German Studies are expected to acquire:

  • the ability to read German at a level at which critical literary and cultural analyses can be performed;
  • the ability to write and speak German sufficiently to participate in critical discussions and write critical essays;
  • the ability to speak and comprehend German well enough to participate in all situations in daily life, including cultural, educational, business, and professional sectors of German life. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    122 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
    • Partially taught in German
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Intermediate German 1
  • Advanced German 1
  • Advanced Grammar and Stylistics

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English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

General required materials:
  • Application
  • $50 application fee ($70 for international students)
  • Essays

Additional Required materials for freshmen & international freshmen:

  • Letter of recommendation
  • High school transcript or equivalency
  • SAT or ACT score

Tuition Fee

  • International

    59312 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 59312 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    53504 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 53504 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    28750 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28750 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Boulder

  • 950 - 1350 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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