Admissions for this program have been suspended.

A Minor in German is a wonderful way to dive deeper into the rich cultures of Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Liechtenstein. The coursework in this program allows students to reach advanced language proficiency and a thorough knowledge of the society, arts, politics, and history of the German-speaking cultures. This intercultural competence is an excellent complement for students majoring in Politics, History, Media and Communication Studies, International Business, Art History, Economics, and many other disciplines. The German minor combines particularly well with courses in the Certificate Program in European Studies.


The minor in German Studies starts with the last course in the intermediate language sequence (GER 104). An additional 5 courses complete the degree. All students in the minor take GER 203 and 204 and an additional 3 elective courses. Two of the four electives can be taught in English, allowing students to start their coursework for the minor already at the beginning of their German language studies. The three electives can be taken at Catholic University or during summer or semester study abroad. Most of the electives in the German Minor also fulfill the University’s new General Education requirement in Literature and the Literature and Humanities requirement in the old curriculum.


German academic advisor: Dr. Katharina Rudolf,