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    Are you intrigued by the German language? Fascinated by the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm? Or perhaps you want to study a foreign language, but French and Spanish don’t interest you? German literature, philosophy and culture are some of the most influential in world history, and if you’re excited to learn a new language and see a different part of the world, then a German major may be just what you’re looking for.

    German majors study intensely the German language and read the classics of German literature. They become intimately familiar with writers such as Nietzsche, Gunter Grass, and Franz Kafka. But German majors study more than literature, they take courses in German history, philosophy, religion, and classes studying the rise and fall of the Third Reich.

    Travel to Germany is often considered invaluable to German majors, and you may find yourself living in Germany for at least one quarter or semester.

    Important classes in high school include as many German courses as possible, as well as AP English, Western history and civilization, WWII studies, and current world problems.

    German majors often find work in academia as teachers or college professors, but also in the fields of publishing, journalism, and interpretation. Many German majors combine their degree with minors in other fields, such as business or music, giving themselves greater career opportunities.

    • United States Military Academy

      United States Military Academy Save

      646 Swift Rd (ATTN: MASG), West Point, NY 10996
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      Better known as West Point, the United States Military Academy provides one of the premier educations in the arts and sciences available in nation, and students here get to use live ammunition. Training ranges from the liberal arts to engineering ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Liberal Arts College, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • Trinity College

      Trinity College Save

      300 Summit St, Hartford, CT 06106
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      Set on a traditional collegiate gothic campus on high ground in the gritty capital city of Hartford, Connecticut, Trinity has a preppy-jock ethos furthered by strong academics, excellent athletics, and traditional Greek life. When you visit the admissions office, you ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Liberal Arts College, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • Oberlin College

      Oberlin College Save

      70 N Professor St, Oberlin, OH 44074
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      Once a stop on the Underground Railroad, a point made by a campus sculpture of train tracks disappearing into the earth, Oberlin College, which opened in 1833 to educate both men and women, continues to be a progressive institution, proud ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Liberal Arts College, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • Reed College

      Reed College Save

      3203 SE Woodstock Blvd, Portland, OR 97202
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      "Reed College is so tough. How tough is it? About half of Reed freshmen make it through all four years. This despite the fact that grades, while recorded, are neither reported nor discussed. For those intelligent and work-obsessed students who ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Liberal Arts College, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • Macalester College

      Macalester College Save

      1600 Grand Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105
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      "The facilities are exceptional and the academics at this "rigorous" liberal arts college in the Twin Cities are "second to none." The "cold" and dreary winters are a downer for some, but financial aid is good at Mac, and the ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Liberal Arts College, Religiously affiliated, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • Lehigh University

      Lehigh University Save

      27 Memorial Drive West, Bethlehem, PA 18015
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      Set on a slope so steep that a graduate invented the escalator after one too many hikes from his classes and dining hall back up to his dorm room, Lehigh University offers strong programs not only in engineering, but also ... learn more

      Research University, Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • Franklin and Marshall College

      Franklin and Marshall College Save

      College Ave, Lancaster, PA 17604
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      "Professors are very knowledgeable" and "the deans and administration are awesome" at Franklin & Marshall College, an outstanding liberal arts college about an hour from Philadelphia. Be prepared if you come here, though: the demanding workload is, in the words ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Liberal Arts College, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • University of Tulsa

      University of Tulsa Save

      800 South Tucker Drive, Tulsa, OK 74104
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      The University of Tulsa is an urban school in a large metropolitan area that is affiliated with the Presbyterian church. Study abroad opportunities are available in over 25 countries and the school offers a variety of majors including engineering, psychology, ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Research University, Religiously affiliated, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • University of Miami

      University of Miami Save

      University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33146
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      Located in suburban Coral Gables rather than where parents fear—on South Beach—the University of Miami is a rising star among private universities, in large part due to the unflagging efforts of Donna Shalala. Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin before ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Research University, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • California State University-Long Beach

      California State University-Long Beach Save

      1250 Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90840
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      Thanks to the exceptional President's Scholars Program (which awards scholarships of $25,000 and up), there are more state high school valedictorians at beachfront Long Beach State than any other California school. There are also great women's volleyball and softball teams, ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Master's University, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • University of California-Davis

      University of California-Davis Save

      One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616
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      The Davis campus of the University of California is located in rural Davis, near Sacramento. The school's programs run the gamut from the arts and sciences to business and education, and students here give high marks to the school's technology ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Research University, Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Land Grant
    • Lafayette College

      Lafayette College Save

      High St, Easton, PA 18042
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      On a hill above Easton, Pennsylvania, 75 miles from New York City, Lafayette College combines the personal-attention virtues of the liberal arts with a professional engineering program and the campus spirit of Division I athletics. Competing with nearby Lehigh in ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Liberal Arts College, Religiously affiliated, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees

    Facts About Colleges with German Language And Literature Majors

    • There are 390 German Language and Literature Colleges.

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