The German program offered through the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at the University of Nebraska provides students with opportunities to acquire proficiency in the use of the German language and with courses of study leading to the undergraduate major or minor in German. The department also offers degree programs at the graduate level leading to a Masters of Arts degree in German.
A German major or minor at UNL prepares students for a wide range of professional activities. Our graduates have gone on to careers in secondary and post-secondary teaching, law, psychology, the natural sciences, and engineering. UNL German majors are well prepared for graduate work in German studies as well as any other field. Many of our majors choose to double-major, some in another language or in the humanities, others in the natural or social sciences. Our faculty members’ affiliations with a number of UNL’s interdisciplinary programs (Global Studies, Judaic Studies, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Women’s Studies) offer interesting possibilities for students wanting to broaden their study of German to related fields. Students can also do a double-major within our Department, which offers additional majors in French, Spanish, and Russian.
For information on specific courses available in German, please visit the Undergraduate Catalog.
If you want to know what courses are being offered each semester, visit the Schedule of Classes.
German Major Advisor
The major and minor requirements are spelled out in the German page of the Undergraduate Catalog. If you have questions regarding your college career/program that are not specific to obtaining a German major or minor, please contact your assigned advisor, who would be best equipped to meet your needs.