Today’s world is smaller than ever and learning a foreign language like German can open up big opportunities. You can become certified to teach German or can you use your language skills to complement other areas of study such as healthcare, missions, theology, business and humanities.

Why Study German at CUW?

Our German program offers you:

  • Small class sizes
  • Individual attention
  • Study abroad programs
  • Weekly Kaffeepause for conversation practice
  • Native speaker language assistant
  • Deutsch Klub

Program Facts

  • Years to complete: 4 years

Program Overview

What You’ll Learn in Our German Program

Our German program will teach you to:

  • Understand, speak, read and write German
  • Build advanced conversational skills
  • Master German grammar and composition
  • Appreciate German literature, history, culture and customs


Our curriculum focuses on German grammar, conversation, composition, linguistics, civilization and culture. All German majors also study abroad.

Career Choices

A degree in German, especially when paired with a complimentary major or minor, offers you broad career choices in fields like:

  • Communications
  • Education
  • Business
  • Healthcare
  • Government services
  • Science
  • Travel and tourism

Areas of Emphasis

  • Literature of German-speaking countries
  • Culture of German-speaking countries
  • Linguistics

Complementary Majors/Minors

  • Education
  • Business
  • International Business
  • Theology
  • Missions
  • Physical Therapy

Study Abroad

The best way to become fluent in all things German is to immerse yourself in the language and culture. That’s why every CUW German major studies abroad.

Our students have studied in places like:

  • Greifswald
  • Wittenberg
  • Vechta
  • Kassel
  • Berlin
  • Tübingen
  • Bonn

For more information, check our study abroad page and contact Dr. Krueger.


Dr. Doreen Krueger