Jul 19, 2024  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2024-25 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2024-25

German Studies Certificate

Certificate Code CTGSCU

College of Arts and Sciences  
Modern Languages Department  
Gordy Hall 283
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.2765

Nikhil Sathe, contact person

Program Overview

The German Studies Certificate is an interdisciplinary, complementary course of study open to all undergraduate students. It is designed for students in any field with an interest in the German-speaking countries and in integrating their study of German with other disciplines. The Certificate aims to expand students’ advanced language study with a broader examination of the rich and varied cultures of the German-speaking countries by exploring them through numerous disciplines and by approaching the field of German Studies from various interdisciplinary perspectives. Knowledge of the German language, both written and spoken, is essential for understanding the cultures of the German-speaking countries and is therefore a core requirement of the Certificate. The Certificate requires a minimum of 15 credits, which are selected from the following departments and schools: Art History, Economics, Film, Geography, History, Modern Languages, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology, and Theater. Although not required, study abroad is encouraged.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

After graduation, students with a certificate in German Studies could pursue a career in any number of fields, such as education, foreign service, journalism, national defense, nonprofit, or politics. The German Studies Certificate will also prepare students for a variety of graduate programs that include the study of Western Europe, such as history, political science, and economics.


Certificate Hours Requirement

The German Studies cerificate program requires a minimum of 15 credits.

Certificate Core Requirement

Complete the following courses:

Elective Courses

Choose three electives, for a total of 9 credits. Only one elective can be from GER or ML. The other two electives must come from the other options listed below.