Why learn German?

  • 46 million Americans claim German ancestors, making it the largest heritage group in the United States. 
  • 100 million EU residents speak German as their native language, making German the most widely spoken mother tongue in Europe. Another 31 percent of EU residents speak German as a second language.
  • Germany has the third strongest economy in the world (after the U.S. and Japan).
  • German exports constitute the largest share of total world trade (even ahead of the U.S.).
  • Germany is the second most important import market in the world, and the third most important import partner of the United States.
  • There are 1,200 German-owned companies in the United States, some of the largest of which are active in the state of Oregon (DaimlerChrysler, Freightliner, Wacker Chemie, Siltronic, Adidas, Reebok and SolarWorld AG).
The B.A. in German is also offered as an online degree.  You can complete all coursework for the German major online.

Study Abroad Scholarship available for minority student of German!

  • Improve skills to communicate interculturally in order to devise and exchange ideas clearly and effectively.
  • Acquire knowledge and critical appreciation of the diversity of human cultural and social experiences.

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