Major Code: GERMANST
BA degree awarded
42 hours to complete
12 courses required
For the Declaration of Major Form, contact the department:


(1) German 101 and German 102 (this requirement is waived for students who place above 102)

(2) Completion of an academic study abroad program:

  • Emory’s summer Study Abroad Program in Vienna, or
  • One semester in Freiburg, Berlin, or Vienna through an approved program. (A maximum of 4 courses can be counted from semester study abroad.)

(3) 7 courses in German numbered 201 or higher, including 2 courses numbered 400 or higher. One of these 7 courses must be taken during the student’s final year at Emory.

(4) 2 additional courses on German-related topics approved by the German Studies Department and taught by either the German Studies Department or other departments, such as Film Studies, History, Art History, Music, Political Science, or Philosophy. These courses may be taught in German or English;

(5) German 392 (1-credit conversation).