*Not a baccalaureate degree program
The German program at the University at Buffalo provides an opportunity for students with intermediate proficiency to further enhance their knowledge of the German language and culture as a supplement to their major, as well as their chances for a career in Germany or German-based businesses.
German minors will have achieved upper-intermediate to advanced proficiency levels in the language and a deeper understanding of German culture.
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.
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 instructional is in traditional format, it is often enhanced with a wide variety of media resources, including videos and internet.
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.
Please visit the Linguistics department website for additional information about our faculty.
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.
Contact Professor Fertig for matters regarding first and second year language instruction; Contact Professor Hoeing for matters concerning the German major and minor.
Students in this program may qualify for scholarships and financial support from a number of sources, including: