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German, Bachelor

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Alma, MI, United States
The German program for Alma College is small, but it has developed rapidly over the years and offers a wide range of opportunities to both majors and minors.
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We not only teach the standard courses to our German majors at Alma College and minors but are also a vital part of the liberal arts education that Alma College strives to provide. Dr. Liu teaches an interdisciplinary Spring Term course called Remembrance of the Past: Holocaust and the ColdWar in Berlin, and brings students to Berlin, Auschwitz and Krakow. Faculty and the native-speaking language assistants work closely with students in- and outside of the classroom to support students’ personal interests.

To supplement German courses, we offer a bi-weekly German Table (Stammtisch) for you to practice speaking in a relaxing setting and screen 3-4 German Films each semester that focus on German history and culture. Together with the German Club, we organize a series of cultural events each year, such as Oktoberfest, Remembrance of the Fall of the Berlin Wall, Christmas Caroling, Weihnachtsmarkt, German plays and the department’s annual Karneval in March..

Did you know?

  • The EU language with the largest number of native speakers is German.
  • Germany is home to numerous international corporations.
  • German is no harder to learn to speak and write than other languages.
  • German is the second-most commonly used scientific language.
  • German is the language of Goethe, Nietzsche and Kafka. Mozart, Bach, Beethoven, Freud and Einstein also spoke German.
  • In many regions, Germans account for the largest percentage of tourists.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Course include:
  • Beginning German 
  • German Masterpieces
  • Language and Culture
  • Introduction to Reading
  • Composition and Conversation 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • Complete a free Alma College Application online or through the Common Application
  • Transfer Students — Official transcripts, in English, of all college coursework must also be sent directly to Alma from the institutions attended
  • International Student Declaration of Finance Form
  • All international students on F-1 or J-1 visa are required to provide evidence of sufficient finances to support their U.S. education. Sources of funding may be from parents, guardians, or a sponsor.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    42352 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 42352 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    42352 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 42352 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Alma

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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