German Studies
Degrees offered: B.A., Minor

School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures | Department of Germanic Languages & Literatures
785-864-4803 | german@ku.edu | germanic.ku.edu

Take a small class your first semester: UNIV 101 or a First-Year Seminar are good options.

Meet KU Core Goals 1 through 3 by the end of sophomore year.

This is a good year to meet KU Core Goals 4 and 5—check out study abroad and service learning opportunities.

Seniors take a capstone course, German-Speaking Europe Today (GERM 580). This meets KU Core Goal 6.

Start or continue taking German during your freshman year.

Many students double major in German and another area. Students in professional schools can major or minor in German.

Meet with your academic advisor every semester.

Departmental honors are available: Consider writing an honors thesis. Start planning for this junior year.

Join the German Club for activities and field trips. Like "kugermanic" on Facebook to stay informed about department events.
We have summer language institutes in Eutin and Holzkirchen, Germany. Scholarships are available.
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Consider applying for a Fulbright or DAAD scholarship to go to Europe after graduation. Plan ahead if you are interested!
Look into Delta Phi Alpha, the National German Honor Society.
Tutoring is available through the Academic Achievement and Access Center.
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You can earn certificates in Global Awareness, Service Learning, Research Experience, and other areas.
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Have you visited the Writing Center yet?
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It's always a good idea to go to faculty office hours.
Meet with the department's undergraduate studies director to find out more about this major.
Consider the Business German track. Start the sequence with GERM 203 (Intro to Business German); you can do an internship in Germany!
Junior year is a good time to study abroad for a semester or a year. Start planning early!
studyabroad.ku.edu
Get to know the University Career Center. Did you know they have a closet full of interview clothes?
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Potential career paths and job titles.
Updated on Aug 25, 2015

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