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German Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Pittsfield, MA, United States
The German Studies at Bard College at Simon's Rock can best be understood by placing German, Austrian, and Swiss cultures within a larger European context. As a result, this program is interdivisional and may include courses in the arts and in social studies.
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German Studies students at Bard College at Simon's Rock who elect this program typically enroll at an institution of higher learning in one of the German-speaking countries. In recent years, students have successfully participated in the study-abroad programs run by the University of Massachusetts in the Southwest of Germany (Baden Württenberg) and by the Philipps-Universität Marburg in Hessen, Germany. 

Learning outcomes

Students have enrolled in German as a second language classes and in literature, music, architecture, chemistry, and physics classes. Some students have opted to take courses offered in English, especially if they felt that their German-language skills were not strong enough yet.

Students may also wish to explore two programs in Berlin: the Bard College system’s newest addition, Bard College Berlin and, for those with advanced language skills, the exchange program with the Humboldt-Universität in Berlin. The German Studies may be effectively combined with one in cross-cultural relations, European studies, linguistics, literary studies, modern studies, or with another world language.

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 included:
  • German Culture
  • German History
  • Evolution of the Language
  • German Literature

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • 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.

General Requirements

  • Start Application
  • Complete Application
  • Submit Additional Items and Interview
  • Supporting Documentation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    55592 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 55592 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    55292 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 55292 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Pittsfield

  • 912 - 1890 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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