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German, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Hamilton, NY, United States
Colgate University’s program in German explores German-speaking Europe’s historic influence, contested cultural legacies, and contemporary global significance
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Colgate University’s program in German also offers the opportunity for immersion in contemporary German and European culture through our acclaimed study group in Freiburg, Germany. With attention to the ways that language, culture, and thought are fundamentally interwoven, our program emphasizes the importance of working in German linguistically as an essential dimension of studying German-speaking cultures.

Key facts:

Equipping students with the tools they need to access and understand other cultures, the department's courses seek to foster cultural knowledge, self-awareness, and critical citizenship through a range of academic inquiries and in international, intercultural contexts. 

The campus presence of German Studies is enhanced by the department's co-curricular programming as well as by the activities of the student-led German Club, whose efforts to raise critical awareness of pressing contemporary social issues in German-speaking Europe and beyond are endorsed and supported by the department.

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 Expressionist Cinema
  • Transnationalism in Contemporary German Culture
  • Reinventing Berlin: Memory, Culture, and Urban Space
  • Kafka

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

  • Application
  • Application fee 
  • Two academic teacher recommendations
  • Guidance counselor recommendation
  • Official high school transcript
  • High school senior grades
  • Official standardized testing scores (optional for all fall 2021 applicants)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    59655 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 59655 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    59655 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 59655 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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