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German BA

(HEGIS: 11.03 GERMAN, CIP: 16.0501 German Language and Literature)

Department of Linguistics

609 Baldy Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-1030

Jeff Good

David Fertig
Program Director

Robert Hoeing
Director of Undergraduate Studies

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Associated Subjects

Why study German BA at UB?

With more than 100 million speakers in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and throughout the world, German is a major international language of business, diplomacy, science, and popular culture, with an extraordinarily rich heritage in literature, philosophy and music.

Germany is the largest and wealthiest country in the European Union, and the importance of German in Europe continues to grow with the integration of Eastern European countries where German has always played an important role.

Learning Outcomes

German majors will have achieved advanced proficiency levels in the language and in German grammar and culture.

The Learning Environment

German classes are typically small in size, allowing for greater interaction, face-time and use of the target language between the instructor and students. Courses cover a variety of topics, and Independent Studies may be arranged to fill a student's needs.

About Our Facilities

The German program is housed in the Department of Linguistics in Baldy Hall and holds classes in centrally scheduled space throughout the campus. Although most instruction is in traditional format, it is often enhanced with a wide variety of media resources, including videos and internet.

About Our Faculty

The German program has two full-time faculty, one with a Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching and a sufficient number of instructors and graduate teaching assistants.

Faculty List Directory

Please visit the Linguistics department website for additional information about our faculty.

Career Outlook

Career Choices

  • Announcer (TV/radio)
  • Anthropological linguist
  • Customs inspector
  • Diplomat
  • Educator
  • Foreign student advisor
  • Immigration inspector
  • Import/export agent
  • Journalist
  • Lawyer
  • Public relations specialist

Academic Advising

The German program offers a focused yet varied curriculum designed to provide students with the linguistic skills and cultural knowledge necessary for a BA degree. The program offers many options of study beyond elementary and intermediate language instruction, including courses in literature, linguistics, culture and business German. Many students combine a major in German studies with another major, thus improving their chances for career opportunities in an increasingly international marketplace.

Academic Advising Contact Information

Contact Professor Fertig for matters regarding first and second year language instruction; Contact Professor Hoeing for matters concerning the German major and minor.

Scholarships and Financial Support

Students in this program may qualify for scholarships and financial support from a number of sources, including:

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Published: Feb 01, 2023 08:50:16