• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
California, MD, United States
Anyone who wishes to deal with the European Community in terms of day-to-day commerce, politics, science, and industry is best advised to know German. The German program at California Lutheran University offer a variety of courses that incorporate literature, linguistics and culture into the study of the German language, and we strongly encourage students to study abroad.  
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There are courses in every genre and genre period, each presented with care to the details of the subject matter, but also with an eye to larger questions concerning the culture, particularly those that concern our conceptions of ethics, morality, and social justice.

Incorporate history's relevance to today's discussions

You will engage in discussions of ethics and morality that explore the literary artifacts of the past centuries and the philosophical heritage of the Germans—a rich tapestry of thought that goes back to the time of St. Augustine. You will not merely read the works of the great German philosophers, but apply their ideas to the history, literature, and cultural topics under discussion in each course.

Your Future

The graduates of the German program at California Lutheran University have regularly found careers in education, government, business, and even the clergy. These include jobs as teachers, government agents, translators, banking administrators, interpreters, and travel agents.

When combined with business studies, a German program at California Lutheran University can provide you with even broader career opportunities.

Career paths:

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Bilingual Reservation Agent
  • Clinical Lab Technician
  • Cost and Contract Analyst
  • Flight Attendant
  • Geological Manager
  • Marketing
  • Independent Publishing Professional
  • Psychiatrist

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:

  • Conversation and Composition
  • Masterpieces of German Literature
  • Nietzsche
  • Survey of German Literature
  • Business German
  • Women in German Literature
  • Goethe's Faust

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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

  • Complete Your Application & Essay
  • Request Recommendation
  • Submit Application Fee
  • Transcripts
  • English Proficiency
  • Optional Interview

Tuition Fee

  • International

    45500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 45500 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    45500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 45500 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for California

  • 1570 - 2660 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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