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German BA - Applying to the Program

(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

Associated Programs

Associated Subjects

Becoming a German BA Student

Becoming a University at Buffalo Student

Admission to UB is based on a holistic review. We consider high school average, class rank (where applicable), strength of the high school academic record and SAT or ACT scores. A personal essay, recommendations, documented creative talent, demonstrated leadership, community service and special circumstances are also considered. For the 2019 admitted freshman class, UB reported an average GPA range from 90-96, an average ACT score of 24-30 and an average SAT score of 1180-1350.
The following is not required for admission, but is suggested as adequate preparation for university-level coursework:

  • Four years of English (with a substantial writing component).
  • Four years of social studies.
  • Three years of college-preparatory science.
  • Three years of a second language.
  • Three years of college-preparatory mathematics.

Visit Undergraduate Admissions to learn more.

Suggested Introductory Courses

New students should choose the appropriate level in consultation with advisors and program directors. Depending on previous language experience the following courses may be appropriate:
GER 101 or GER 102 Elementary German I or II
GER 104 Transitional Elementary German
GER 151 or GER 152 Intermediate German I or II

Published: Oct 13, 2020 13:05:50