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German Studies, Bachelor

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Marquette, MI, United States
German Studies Major at the Northern Michigan University is a transnational and interdisciplinary major that encompasses the various German-speaking regions of central Europe and offers an intellectually diverse program—covering literature, history, politics, the arts, philosophy, and business.
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Currently Germany is a leading trade partner and ally of the U.S. and is a linchpin in the European Community. The cultural and linguistic traditions of Austria and Switzerland enrich the field of German Studies.

Acquiring proficiency in the German language is an integral part of German Studies Major at the Northern Michigan University at all levels.


German Studies majors are strongly encouraged to complete a pre-approved study, internship, or work experience of one to two semesters in a German-speaking country, or in an approved immersion program. NMUs exchange partner in Germany, Oldenburg University, offers excellent support services and an affordable cost. Elective courses toward the major may be taken abroad and may substitute for the area electives with departmental approval.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Advanced German 
  • Introduction to German Civilization and Culture
  • Central European Culture and Civilization 
  • Great Works in German Literature
  • Contemporary German-Speaking Cultures
  • German for Business
  •  Graduation Assessment for Language Majors
  • History of Baroque Art
  • Introduction to Linguistic Theory

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.25

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.25 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Graduate from high school with an academic grade point average of 2.25 or better;
  • Attain a minimum ACT composite score of 19 or a minimum 990 SAT Total Score.
  • Successfully complete core course work for secondary school preparation. Students who have earned a GED or equivalent are also considered for admission.

Tuition Fee

  • National

    16225 USD/year
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  • In-State

    10729 USD/year
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Living costs for Marquette

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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