Program OverviewOur 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.
- BA in German Studies
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:
- The awards and scholarships available through the German Studies program
- The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals
- The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) fellowships
- Fulbright teaching and research fellowships
- Summer language study at the Goethe Institut or Herder Institut in Germany
- Spending a semester or two studying abroad at a university in Germany or Austria
- Getting credit by assisting in a German language course at Binghamton as an Undergraduate Teaching Assistant (UTA)
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:
- GERM 101 - Elementary German I
- GERM 102 - Elementary German II
- GERM 180B - Topics in German
- GERM 203 - Intermediate German I
- GERM 241E - German Lit/Culture in Trans.
- GERM 241G - German Lit/Culture in Trans.
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.