Why learn German at Oregon State?


Language. Culture. History.

By earning your German bachelor's degree with Oregon State University, you will gain a career advantage in today's economy by adding linguistic and cultural knowledge of German-speaking countries to your résumé.

German continues to be one of the leading languages of science, arts, philosophy and history. German is spoken by more than 200 million speakers worldwide, half of whom speak it as their first language. After English, German is the second most used language on the Internet.

The German curriculum delivers a high level of proficiency in developing speaking, listening, reading, writing and cultural competency skills and prepares you to succeed in a variety of rewarding careers. In addition, a bachelor's degree in German is a great stepping stone to graduate or law school.

Courses are developed and taught by world-renowned faculty whose research, expertise and innovation are well-respected in their field. The personalized, engaging learning environment provides you with the tools you need to be confident in your skills and advance your career.


Benefits of learning German with Oregon State

  • All classes are developed by OSU's world-class faculty, who are known worldwide for their research, expertise and innovation.

  • Personalized learning environment provides students with the tools and experience to be successful.

  • Oregon State is institutionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

  • Most classes can be taken online or in person.

German Major (BA/BS)

Learning Outcomes

Required Coursework

Sample Plan


German Minor

Learning Outcomes

Required Coursework


German major and minor are offered on the Corvallis and E-campuses.  The same courses are required for each, regardless of campus.

German Online Microcredentials

Earning a microcredential in German online from Oregon State University will enhance your communication skills as you engage with the latest language-learning technologies, learn from native-speaking faculty and interact with students from all over the world.

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