German  (Minor)

Add a German minor to your degree program and watch as the opportunities and points of connection to other parts of the globe take you in directions you never thought possible. Whether you're interested in engineering, science, health, sustainability, global business or art, you'll see immediate benefits from studying German.

Program Description

Students pursuing a minor in German gain an understanding of the language, literature and cultures of German-speaking peoples and regions.

Students are encouraged to participate in a study abroad program to enhance their education and overall minor experience.

Career Opportunities

A minor enables students to enhance the marketable skills and knowledge they acquire in their major program and to also develop additional competencies. A minor in German studies helps students with communication and cultural competency skills as they pursue careers in political analysis, education, tourism and hospitality, the military and sociology or marketing.

Contact Information

School of International Letters and Cultures | LL 440 | 480-965-6281

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At a Glance: program details

  • Location: Tempe campus
  • Additional Program Fee: No
  • Second Language Requirement: No

Program Requirements

GPA Requirement: 2.00

Incompatible Majors: BA in German

Other Enrollment Requirements: None

Students who wish to add a minor in German to the bachelor's degree program they are pursuing may do so by contacting the School of International Letters and Cultures advising office.

Current ASU undergraduate students may pursue a minor and have it recognized on their ASU transcript at graduation. Minor requirements appear on the degree audit once the minor is added. Certain major and minor combinations may be deemed inappropriate by the college or department of either the major program or the minor. Courses taken for the minor may not count toward both the major and minor.

Enrollment Requirements

The German minor requires 18 credit hours, of which 15 must be upper-division. Three credit hours of GER 200-level coursework may be applied to the German minor. Course substitutions are allowed for heritage and advanced speakers of the language. Each course must be completed with a grade of "C" (2.00 on a 4.00 scale) or higher.

GER 200-Level Coursework (choose one) -- 3 credit hours

Three credit hours of 200-level coursework will be applied to the minor and any additional credit hours earned will be applied toward university elective hours.

Required Course -- 3 credit hours

Choose two courses -- 6 credit hours

Upper Division GER Electives -- 6 credit hours

Depending on a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this minor.

Program Contact Information

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