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German, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #901 (ARWU) North Adams, MA, United States
The German program at Williams University offers an integrated approach to the study of language, literature, and culture. Our curriculum offers students the opportunity to explore German-speaking Europe’s extraordinarily rich cultural tradition, one that has thoroughly influenced many fields ranging from philosophy to music, theatre, art history, linguistics, history, psychology and sociology. 
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The German program at Williams University pursues n interdisciplinary research agenda and participate in several programs on campus, including Comparative Literature, Women’s Studies and International Studies.

The Department offers a major in German Studies and a Certificate in German. 
The major consists of ten courses, counting all language courses and the Certificate consists of seven courses. Students are asked to complete their major requirements with at least two German-related courses from other fields. 


Our course sizes are small which allows for close student-faculty contact. Independent study courses and tutorials are available on a regular basis. Students are matched with a faculty advisor who helps them select courses and pursue their intellectual interests. In consultation with the department, students may choose a senior thesis project based on their research interests.

We strongly encourage all our students to take a Goethe Institute or other language immersion course, and to spend a semester or the entire junior year in a German-speaking country. We offer personalized advising for study abroad, and our contacts at the universities of Regensburg in Bayern and Graz in Austria are willing to help with placement and housing. Recent Williams students have studied in Berlin, Wien, München, Tübingen and Hamburg.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Art in Germany: 1960 to the Present
  • Modern German History
  • The History of the Holocaust
  • The Symphony
  • Mozart
  • Bach
  • Beethoven
  • Kant
  • Elementary German
  • Reading German for Beginners

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Common Application, Coalition Application, or QuestBridge Application
  • Early Decision Agreement Form (Early Decision applicants ONLY)
  • SAT or ACT
  • School Report
  • Counselor Recommendation
  • Two Teacher Recommendations

Tuition Fee

  • International

    56970 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 56970 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    56970 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 56970 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for North Adams

  • 876 - 1820 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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