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In demand.

Germany is the largest country in the European Union, with the most powerful economy. Our graduates experience a viable job market for U.S. employers seeking fluent German-speaking employees.

  • Immersion

    most majors spend time studying abroad

  • Double Major

    students of all disciplines can obtain a German major with an additional 25 semester hours

  • Flexibility

    students can obtain a teaching licensure in conjunction with the School of Education and Health Sciences

High-Quality Education

  • Small Classes and Personal Attention
  • Independent Study Options
  • Study Abroad in Berlin
  • Students engage with one another in an active learning environment while being closely mentored by German faculty.

    Students who wish to study in Germany receive active help in being placed at German universities, even for graduate school, which is free of cost in Germany.

    By living with a host family, students experience Germany's culture and history.

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    Visit Campus

    Interested in learning more about German? We'd love to meet with you. Schedule an academic appointment by calling our department at 937-229-2449. You can also choose to schedule a general campus tour and admission presentation.

    Featured Programs and Initiatives

    Study Abroad Opportunities

    Language faculty provide students the opportunity to attend a month-long study abroad program during the summer and take two language courses, earning six credits. Students are immersed in the culture, enjoy excursions to area sites and further develop their language skills.

    Career Possibilities

    Proficiency in a foreign language is a valuable skill in today's global community. Demands for a second language are growing in the workforce.

    Experiential Learning

    Real-World Experience

    Through practical learning opportunities like internships and co-ops, you can build your resume, gain practical experience and prepare for a successful career.


    Department of Global Languages and Cultures

    Humanities, Room 352
    300 College Park
    Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1539


    average class size of upper level German courses