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.

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.

Undergraduate Advisor:

Laura Lynn Horst

Work Oldfather Hall (OLDH) 1119
Lincoln NE 68588-0315
Work 402-472-7456 On campus, dial 2-7456
Activities for Undergraduate Students in German

Stammtisch - German Conversation Table

The German Conversation Table, or Stammtisch, will meet on Wednesdays from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm at The Watering Hole, located at  (between Subway and Cliff's lounge) in downtown Lincoln.

For more information, please contact Christiane "Jana" Jensen.

Faculty Led Study Abroad Opportunity for German Students

Deutsch in Deutschland

Dr. Christina Brantner

Choose between three unique programs: a semester long immersive language experience with the opportunity to live with a German host family in one of the most exciting cities in Europe, or a summer German theater program or an internship opportunity.

For the 4 months language and culture courses 20 credit hours can be transferred (prearranged). You may earn additional hours as a visiting student at a German university in the second phase of the program. This credit is transferable by UNL department validation on return.

Semester ProgramTheater ProgramInternship Program

UNL Student with Woyzeck Lead Actor
UNL Berlin Summer Program student, Kate Johnson with lead actor of Berliner Ensemble of Woyzeck June 2015