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B.A. in German

Become a global professional with superior levels of German language skills.

Study German at the University of Mississippi to learn the language, linguistics, history, and culture of the German-speaking world. Gain the cultural awareness and intellectual strategies necessary to successfully navigate the interconnected and multicultural world in which we live.

Key Benefits

The native language of more than 120 million people and a foreign language spoken by 80 million people worldwide, German is an international language of business, education, science, and technology. University of Mississippi German majors attain the cultural awareness and intellectual strategies necessary to successfully navigate the interconnected and multicultural world in which we live.

Graduate Outcomes

A liberal arts education empowers and prepares graduates to deal with complexity and change through a broad knowledge of the world. They gain key skills in communication, problem-solving, and working with a diverse group of people. Careers related to German include education, international business & banking, tourism, journalism, law, translation, foreign service, cultural affairs, military service, and health care, among others.

Experiences Offered

German majors have a wide variety of outside-the-classroom opportunities for language learning including the Language Resource Center, plenty of informal opportunities to practice language skills, an intensive summer program, and study abroad opportunities.

B.A. in German Faculty

There are four German faculty in the Department of Modern Languages at the University of Mississippi with research interests ranging from medieval literature to 21st-century culture and film.

Christopher James Hutchinson
Assistant Professor of German
Corina Liliana Petrescu
Professor of Modern Languages
Kai Wash
Instructor in Modern Languages

A major in German for the B.A. degree requires 30 semester hours beyond the 200 level, including German (Germ) 303, 304, and 331, and at least 9 hours at the 500 level. Students must complete a minimum of 9 of the 30 upper-division credits in residence on the University of Mississippi campus at Oxford, Tupelo, or Southaven. A maximum of 15 of the 30 upper- division credits for the major may be taken through an approved study abroad program.

Admission requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in German program are the same as the general undergraduate admission requirements.

Deeneaus Polk

Dee (B.A. in German and international studies, 2011) spent his junior year of high school in Germany as a Congress-Bundestag Scholar, and started college at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College where he was a highly decorated student, including his election as International Vice-President of Phi Theta Kappa. At UM, Dee became a Croft Scholar, a Roosevelt Fellow with the Honors College, and studied abroad in Mainz, Germany. After graduation, he taught English in Germany as a Fulbright Scholar, and became a policy analyst at the Mississippi Economic Policy Center. After spending a year as a German Chancellor Fellow to research German workforce and vocational educational systems, Dee became the Director of the Mississippi Apprenticeship Program.

Why study German at UM?
It's vital that any student of German understands not only the language, but the cultural nuances inherently woven within Germany's narrative. The faculty strike a balance between the technical aspects of learning German and the cultural contextualization that makes learning fun. What's more, the connection doesn't end once you've graduated - I'm still connected with my favorite professor."

Student Organizations

Join the German Club and Delta Phi Alpha, a German honor society.