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German, B.A. / B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
New York City, NY, United States
The German program of University of Wisconsin - Whitewater opens the door in many many career fields. To be sure, learning another language has numerous intellectual, neurological and cognitive benefits in general, and these advantages can also help one to think more rationally.
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While there are various, compelling reasons to study any additional language, German remains one of the most valuable languages in Europe and the world today. Not only is it the/an official language of five countries (Austria, Belgium, Germany, Lichtenstein, Luxemburg, and Switzerland), but it is spoken in many neighboring countries as well (parts of the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Italy, Poland, Slovakia etc.). In certain areas even, particularly in eastern Europe, locals might speak German but not English.In fact, according to a recent study of nearly 30,000 citizens of the European Union during the summer of 2012, German is the most commonly spoken first language and the third most commonly spoken second language in the EU.

The importance of German in the scientific and cultural world is witnessed by the number of German-speaking holders of the Nobel Prize: 27 in Chemistry, 25 in Medicine, 22 in Physics, 7 in Literature, 4 Peace Prizes, and 1 in Economics. Therefore it is no surprise that In the United States, 40% of scientists recommend the study of German (Source: DAAD - "German in Science and the Humanities"). Learning German in the German program of University of Wisconsin - Whitewater also has a higher payout for those who use it in professional life. A recent (11 March 2014) report in the Economist entitled "What is a language worth?" explained why German is more valuable than both French and Spanish. A commentor on the story even estimates that in Ireland, home of many IT companies, German speakers can make a 10% premium.

Careers in German

Foreign languages alone or in conjunction with other disciplines allow students to choose from numerous career paths. UW-Whitewater has long been a training center for foreign language teachers in the state, and high-level language proficiency can lead to work in the fields of interpreting and translation as well. Working knowledge of a foreign language, when combined with another major, also makes the job candidate more marketable in diverse areas such as:

  • Governmental service
  • Law
  • Social work
  • International business
  • Librarianship
  • Journalism
  • Health professions

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
  • German Phonetics
  • Readings in Modern German Literature
  • German Civilization
  • German Language and Culture Through Film
  • German Conversation

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.

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General Requirements

  • Submit an application and pay the non-refundable $50 application fee
  • A copy of your high school transcript
  • English Language Proficiency Scores
  • Submit the Certification of Finances Form
  • Submit a bank statement showing enough liquid funds to cover the total cost outlined here
  • Submit the biographical page in your passport electronically

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16416 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16416 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    16416 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16416 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7694 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7694 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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