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German Studies, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

Key Features

Studying German has a long and impressive history at Vassar dating back to the college's first year, 1865. Today, the Department of German Studies continues that tradition by offering an integrated approach to the study of language, literature, and culture.

Majors of the German Studies program of Vassar College graduate with the language, writing, intercultural, and critical thinking skills that help them find successful careers and lead an enriching life. Every year, several of our graduating seniors receive Fulbrights and other prestigious scholarships to teach English or pursue their own independent research projects in Germany. Many of our alumnae/i use their knowledge of German in careers as varied as law, banking, the arts, publishing, and museum work, and a number of them have established successful careers in Germany. Several have also entered graduate programs in business, law, and medicine, as well as academic disciplines such as education, sociology, political science, and German studies.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Sex Before, During, and After the Nazis
  • Beginning German: The Stories of Childhood
  • Intensive Beginning German
  • Intermediate German I: Identity in Contemporary Germany
  • Intermediate German II: Space in Weimar Germany
  • Turning a Phrase: Writing with Style in German

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    600

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Common Application
  • Secondary School Report and High School Transcript: To be completed and sent by your guidance counselor
  • Teacher Evaluations
  • Mid-year Grade Report Vassar requests each applicant's most recent grade report to be sent by their school counselor
  • Vassar will not require students to submit the SAT or ACT for the 2020-2021 admissions cycle, as part of a new pilot policy. Applicants will be able to decide whether or not to submit their test scores
  • If English is neither your first language nor the primary language of instruction you have used throughout secondary school (minimum of three full years in English), you should submit the results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and/or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    57910 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 57910 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    57910 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 57910 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Poughkeepsie

  • 1138 - 2480 USD/month
    Living Costs

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