German Major

The German Major requires thirty (30) semester hours numbered above 2999, including GER 3400, 3500. Students need a minimum of six (6) semester hours of skills courses (GER 3310, 3400) and six (6) hours of literature, film and culture courses (GER 3500, 3930). A minimum of nine (9) semester hours must be taken at the 4000-level. A maximum of nine (9) semester hours of the following courses count toward the thirty (30) hour requirement: GET 3130, 3524 and IDS 2467, 33112, 3188. For more information contact the undergraduate advisor Birgit Maier-Katkin (

Co-Major in Another Foreign Language

Twenty-one (21) semester hours in German courses numbered above 1999 must be taken, selected in consultation with the German undergraduate advisor, plus twenty-one (21) semester hours above the 1999 level in one of the following: Chinese, French, Italian, Linguistics, Russian, or Spanish. The student should consult with the advisor of the second language to select appropriate courses. One second year course must be used to satisfy the College or University language requirement. No minor is required with the co-major program.


Students are encouraged to graduate with honors where possible. Requirements include a 3.2 grade point average for entrance into the program, completion of six hours of honors research, and the writing of an honors thesis.


Students with a 3.5 GPA (or higher) in German and a 3.0 GPA (or higher) overall are encouraged to apply for membership in the Delta Phi Alpha German Honor Society. Applicants have completed at least three courses above the language requirement with an A- or higher. Students may be enrolled in the third course at the time when they apply. Contact Dr. Christian Weber ( for an application and further details.

Major in German with a Concentration in Business

A major in German with a concentration in Business may be selected. The program consists of twenty-one (21) semester hours beyond the language requirement in the language, plus twenty-seven (27) hours of designated courses in the College of Business. This includes all of the core courses plus one of the three specialized tracks. The student should consult with an advisor to select courses. No minor is required with this major.


ECO 2013 Economics of the National Economy (Prerequisite - none), ECO 2023 Economics of the Price System (Prerequisites - none), ACG 2021 Introduction to Financial Accounting (Prerequisite - none), ACG 2071 Introduction to Managerial Accounting (Prerequisite - ACG 2021 with a grade of C- or higher) MAN 3600 Multinational Business Operations (Prerequisites - ECO 2013, ECO 2023)


Finance: FIN 3403 Financial Management of the Firm, (Prerequisites - ECO 2023, ACG 2021), FIN 3244 Financial Markets, Institutions, and International Finance (Prerequisites - ECO 2013, ACG 2021), FIN 4604 Multinational Finance Management, (Prerequisites - FIN 3403, FIN 3244), Plus: MAN 4605, or MAN 4631, or an advanced finance course (3000-4000 level)

Marketing: MAR 3023 Basic Marketing Concepts, (Prerequisites - ECO 2023, plus one behavioral science), MAR 4156 Multinational Marketing, (Prerequisites - MAR 3023, MAN 3600), Plus two of the following: MAN 4605, or MAN 4631, and/or an advanced Marketing course (3000-4000 level)

Management: MAN 3240 Organizational Behavior, MAN 4605 Cross-Cultural Management, (Prerequisite - MAN 3240), Plus two additional advanced management courses (3000-4000 level)

Total Business component: 27 semester hours

Teacher Certification in German

For teacher certification of language teaching in the state of Florida, students are not required to complete education courses, just your German major (plus a minor if required) through the College of Arts and Sciences. You can then qualify for a Temporary Florida Educator's Certificate. While student teaching you can learn the professional education competencies to qualify for a Professional Florida Educator's Certificate. See complete information online at