German is an important language in the European context, where Germany continues to play a leadership role politically, economically and culturally. A major in German or the certificate of proficiency in German are valuable assets for careers related to trade, communication and tourism both inside and outside of Europe. Language courses in the department range from the elementary to the advanced level. Aside from the language program, the German studies program offers seminars on all periods of German literature and culture both in English and German.

Bachelor of Arts with Honours in German

48h German and Germ 4996 (54h)

Bachelor of Arts with Major in German

A minimum of 42h in German

Bachelor of Business Administration with Major in German

A minimum of 42 h in German

Program of Proficiency in German

The goal of this program is to provide students with an internationally recognized language certificate in German. Upon successful completion of their examination students will have achieved the language prerequisite to study at universities in a German-speaking country. Germ 1013, 1023, 2013, 2023, 2513, 2523, 3013/3023, plus a comprehensive examination.

International exchanges and study at a German-speaking university

Students wishing to major or complete an honours program in German must successfully complete an approved course of study in Acadia’s Year Abroad Program at the University of Freiburg or, in the case of business students, at the Fachhochschule Bielefeld. The department can supply further information about study in German-speaking countries.

The department also sponsors a German "learn and work" program which allows students to spend a summer in a German-speaking country.