What will I learn?

The program in German in the Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics provides instruction and advising in German language, literature, and culture at the elementary, intermediate, and advanced levels to the benefit of students with a variety of curricular and career goals. In cooperation with other departments of the College of Arts and Sciences, with the School of Education of the University of South Dakota, with language departments at other regental institutions, as well as with our partner universities abroad, we are committed to training professionals with a firm command of the German language and with a broad, interdisciplinary background in German culture (including history, literature, and contemporary civilization). Through advising, mentoring, and in cooperation with our international exchange partners, we are dedicated to developing an intercultural awareness in our student population.

A major in German offers a comprehensive survey of German language, literature, and contemporary civilization. Supported by the extensive holdings in German in our University Library and by the ample audio-visual materials available on the Internet, a major in German can be a rewarding interdisciplinary program of study. It will prepare you for a range of careers, including teaching, business, public service, foreign service, graduate school, and academia.

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
USD $12,807 (This fees is for 30 credit hours)
Start date

Expected January, August 2022

Venue

College of Arts and Sciences

Room 110,

414 E Clark St,

VERMILLION,

South Dakota,

57069, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have High School (secondary school) transcript with grade point average equivalent to 2.6 on a 4.0 scale. English language requirements: TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) - 71 or higher (iBT); 530 or higher (paper test); IELTS (International English Language Testing System) - 5.5 or higher; ACT or SAT - ACT English 18+ OR SAT Evidence-based Reading and Writing 500+; USD Intensive English Program (IEP) Successful completion of USD’s Intensive English Program Level 3; ELS Language Center Successful completion of the ELS English for Academic Purposes level 112; Cambridge International Examinations - English subject A-Level with C or higher; International Baccalaureate (IB) - IB English A (4 or higher) or IB English B (6 or higher).

For international students

International students who have officially completed secondary school (high school) in either the United States or their home country may apply for undergraduate admission. High school (secondary school) transcript with grade point average equivalent to 2.6 on a 4.0 scale.

English Language Requirements:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) - 71 or higher (iBT), 530 or higher (paper test), IELTS (International English Language Testing System) - 6.0 or higher, Cambridge International Examinations English subject O-Level with B or higher, English subject A-Level with C or higher; International Baccalaureate (IB) - IB English A (4 or higher) or IB English B (6 or higher).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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