German (BA, minor)

Program Overview

Our interdisciplinary German Studies curriculum offers a diverse range of courses in language, literature and culture. The program emphasizes the study of culture in the broadest sense and offers an international approach to education through recognized study abroad programs in Leipzig, Germany and Graz, Austria. Courses on topics from intellectual and cultural history to literary studies to linguistics and visual culture are designed to allow students to follow their passions, develop their intellectual curiosity and pursue their interests with rigor and depth. The program is known for its best practices in language learning and teaching as well as its innovative approaches to student-centered instruction in German Studies.

Degrees Offered

  • BA in German Studies


  • German

Internships, Research Opportunities and More

Our students take advantage of many opportunities available to them while they are at Binghamton and after they graduate. German students at Binghamton have an established record of success at receiving stipends and fellowships that help them advance in their study of the language, or which build on what they learn at Binghamton. Some of these opportunities include:

If you have any questions about these opportunities, reach out to the Director of Undergraduate Studies—we’re very happy to help you!


Some courses to consider in your first year:

After You Graduate

The German studies program offers students the opportunity to develop an individualized curriculum that explores the humanities and social sciences. Coursework can also be tailored to interests in engineering, computer science, management or the natural sciences.

Graduates find employment in fields such as research and teaching, marketing, finance and business, the legal profession, international relations, library science and information management. Students who graduate with this degree also pursue a myriad of graduate degrees including PhD, MBA, JD, MPA and MAT.

See what some of our recent graduates have to say about their experiences with the German Studies program at Binghamton.

For more information, visit the German website.