48 months
18600 USD/year
18600 USD/year
6930 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Students who complete a German major at The City University of New York will gain an understanding and appreciation of German culture and civilization, past and present.


Students in the German major at The City University of New York will comprehend spoken and written German to the level of understanding the classics of German prose, drama, and poetry. They either will have reached or will be well on their way towards reaching the linguistic and cultural capacity for engaging in intellectual discourse in written and spoken German.

Hunter Core Requirement

Several courses within this major may fulfill parts of the Hunter Core Requirement (CUNY Common Core Requirement [CCCR], Concurrent Requirements). When selecting courses, it may be to a student’s advantage to choose courses that count toward the Hunter Core Requirement and also advance the student on the path to the major. 

Preparation for Teaching in Grades 7-12

In cooperation with the School of Education, the program in German provides opportunities for students to prepare for a career in teaching German in grades 7-12. Students preparing to teach German must complete a 33-credit major option (Option 2) for teaching that includes the 24-credit sequence (Option 1) taken by non-teaching majors plus 9 additional credits: GERMN 39900 and 6 additional credits in advanced GRMN language and literature courses in the German Department between GERMN 30100 and GERMN 44400 or GERMN 24000, GERMN 24100 or 300-level courses related to German studies offered in other departments (with prior approval by the chairperson of the German Department). 

Students interested in teaching German in New York schools will take the 23-credit pedagogical sequence for grades 7-12 Languages Other than English: Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Russian, Spanish (BA) Additional Coursework and Student Teaching along with the major in German. 

This sequence may count toward the course requirements for New York State Certification but will not by itself be sufficient for certification. Students interested in a teaching career should consult with the School of Education. All students who want to pursue a teaching certificate in German must take an oral examination with the German Department.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Advanced German Comprehension and Conversation
  • Advanced German Conversation and Composition
  • Advanced German Language Studies
  • Women in German Literature
  • German Children's and Adolescent Literature
  • The German Short Story and Novelle

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application Fees:

  • $65 freshman      

  • $70 transfer

    • For purposes of admission, an international student is defined as an applicant who currently holds a student (F-1) or Exchange visitor (J-1) visa or seeks to change such an immigration status upon enrollment.
    • 30+ POINTS WITH AN IB DIPLOMA: Students who have completed an IB Diploma with 30 points or higher may be awarded 30 credits 
    • An official college transcript(s) is required in order to be evaluated for college credit at Hunter

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18600 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    18600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18600 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    6930 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6930 USD per year during 48 months.

Part time

  • Resident: $305 per credit
  • Non-resident: $620 per credit

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 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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