Certificate of Proficiency in German

The department awards a certificate of proficiency in German based on demonstrated ability to comprehend, speak, read, and write German as attested by a grade of B or better in 6 credits of work taken in courses conducted in German at or above the 300 level. Note: The German certificate is awarded only with, or subsequent to, the awarding of the baccalaureate degree in an approved major.


Goethe Institute's Zertifikat Deutsch

In cooperation with the department, the Goethe Institut (the international cultural agency of the Federal Republic of Germany) administers its examination for the Zertifikat Deutsch als Fremdsprache each spring. For more information, visit their website in German or in English, or contact them at:

Goethe Institut New York
1014 Fifth Avenue
New York, NJ 10028
Phone: (212) 439-8700
Fax: (212) 439-8705