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Majoring in German can take you where you want to go!

To study the cultures and language of the German-speaking world is to connect with the most powerful economy and an important political center in contemporary Europe. It is also to learn about a history of innovation and influence in the arts, philosophy, natural and social sciences, politics and technology from Gutenberg to Dürer, Luther, Leibniz, Kant, Goethe, Beethoven, Droste-Hülshoff, Marx, Nietzsche, Freud, Kafka, Arendt, and Merkel. Students in German engage with award-winning faculty to develop their creativity as well as core critical thinking and research skills, become more engaged citizens in a globally connected world, and prepare themselves for a wide spectrum of careers. German Studies graduates work in public policy, medicine, engineering, business, teaching, translation, medicine, scientific research, law and many other fields.

Arts and Sciences in Action: German Style


Rutgers has great teachers and the opportunity to apply your knowledge in Study Aboard experiences is excellent preparation for life choices.

Study German

  • Study German, which is used by 130 million people worldwide and is the most commonly spoken native language of the European Union.
  • Gain the linguistic and cultural skills to build global networks in finance, engineering or politics.Engage with the rich intellectual history and artistic traditions of Germany, Austria and Switzerland and acquire the analytic and writing skills to excel both professionally and in future graduate study.