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German Studies, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Oregon, OH, United States
The German Studies major is part of the Department of World Languages. Courses include Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced German, as well as Literary and Cultural Studies courses. 
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Hallo! Sprechen Sie Deutsch? Worldwide, about 105 million native speakers and 80 million non-native speakers do. In the European Union, German is the most widely spoken language. German writers and thinkers have made great contributions to literature and philosophy. Today, Germany has the largest population of any European Union country and Germany is the world’s third largest economy.  Germany has recently emerged as a leader in the development of cutting-edge environmental technology.

At Lewis & Clark, students who major in German become immersed in the many facets of Germanic culture, in addition to the language itself.  Students may also choose German as a primary or a secondary language in the World Languages Major.

And though our classes and faculty are exceptional, we believe that nothing beats studying abroad; in cooperation with Reed College, we offer a full-year program at the University of Munich.  This program is required for all German majors.

Many students who major in German continue on to graduate school; others seek careers in teaching, bilingual education, translating, interpreting, and other areas in which foreign language skills are important. German Studies is an excellent place to develop new skills, further existing ones, and develop an appreciation for one of the world’s major languages and cultures.

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:

  • Beginning German 
  • Intermediate German 
  • German Literature in Translation
  • German Practicum
  • Conversational German
  • German Composition and Conversation
  • Introduction to Literary Studies

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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

  • Online Common Application or Paper Application with essay attached.
  • Official transcripts of all secondary school and college grades. 
  • Financial Documents
  • Proof of English proficiency.
  • School Report.
  • Teacher Evaluation, completed by a teacher who has taught you in an academic course (English, mathematics, science, foreign language, history, or social studies). 
  • SAT and/or ACT scores are optional for international student applicants, but are highly recommended for applicants who attend international/American schools. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    52346 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52346 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    52346 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52346 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Oregon

  • 1031 - 1710 USD/month
    Living Costs

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