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What is German?

The German program will help you develop speaking, writing, listening and reading skills in German and a greater understanding of German-speaking cultures.

Why German at OSU?

Given the ever-increasing role of Germany as a world leader, the opportunities for German majors at OSU are also increasing. You'll develop critical-thinking skills as you study German literature and linguistics and will learn to interact with an array of people while gaining a competitive edge in the job market.

Career Paths

As the world moves closer to a global economy, graduates with foreign language skills can be a valuable link in the communications chain. Our graduates enjoy successful careers in a variety of fields:


3+3Law option for early admission

and the opportunity to complete your undergraduate and law degree in six years instead of seven


  • Minors available in ASL, French, German, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Greek and Latin
  • Study abroad opportunities all over the world

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