Deepen your understanding of German culture through study abroad, fulfilling curricular requirements while living in a German city.
About the College of Arts and Sciences
The founding college of Syracuse University remains at the center of undergraduate learning. The College is divided into the natural sciences and mathematics, the humanities, and the social sciences, with the lattermost offered in partnership with the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.
Sample courses for German langauge, literature, and culture majors include:
- Contemporary German Culture and Civilization
- Berlin: City – Literature – History
- German and Austrian Cinema
- German Fairy Tales
- German Lyrics and Ballads from the Earliest Period to the Present
Seize opportunities for community volunteering and professional internships – on campus, off campus, or internationally. Academic counselors and faculty advisors will guide you in aligning your interests and academic path with opportunities for growth.
The College of Arts and Sciences’ Center for Innovative Learning (iLEARN) can help complement your traditional classroom and laboratory work with enhanced out-of-classroom learning experiences.
There are more than 350 student organizations at Syracuse University, including the German Cultural Society. Explore themes like art, culture, language, advocacy, government, religion, and service.
As a German language, literature, and culture major, you are strongly encouraged to spend a semester or year abroad. Syracuse has World Partner programs in Berlin, Freiburg, and Graz, where you can take fully accredited courses in German language, literature and culture. The Freiburg program is affiliated with Colgate University and provides opportunities for advanced German students to take classes in history, international relations, journalism, and other arts and sciences electives.
Syracuse Abroad features more than 100 programs in 60 countries. You can choose semester, summer, short term, and yearlong options for international study.
Life After Syracuse University
As a College of Arts & Sciences graduate with a major in German language, literature, and culture, you can explore careers such as:
- Business executive
- Interpreter or translator
- Communications specialist
- International relations liaison
You can also pursue graduate training in such areas as education, business, linguistics, music, journalism, and more. Recent graduates of the program have attended some of the top graduate schools in the U.S.