Info for Prospective Students

Undergraduate students majoring or minoring in German can count on personalized advising, individualized attention from our faculty, small class sizes, and project-based learning. What else sets us apart and makes us a tight-knit community of learners?

  • A curriculum that helps students develop German language skills and transcultural competence in courses dealing with literature, film, culture, the social sciences, and business in the German-speaking world;
  • Internationally-recognized language evaluation tools (Goethe Institut) used to assess language learning;
  • Networking opportunities through free membership in the German American Chamber of Commerce for all degree students;
  • Regular German-related events, such as an annual German Play, Karrieretag (career day), Campus Week (with the German Embassy), Oktoberfest, Alumni career visits, film series, etc.;
  • Students from a variety of disciplines, including natural sciences and engineering, have had great success with preparation for research in Germany;
  • A wide range of study-abroad opportunities from faculty-led programs (Munich, Vienna), international internships (Berlin), direct enrollment programs in German Universities (Augsburg), and a variety of partner programs;
  • Generous departmental support for study abroad and other undertakings (i.e. the Kuschmierz, Foltin, Wylie-Ernst scholarships); and
  • A proven track record of students winning competitive national and international scholarships (i.e. DAAD, DAAD-RISE, Fulbright, CBYX, German Chancellor’s Fellowship, etc.)

Meet Professor Randall Halle

For more information about our department, or to schedule a visit or tour, please contact the Dietrich School's Manager of Undergraduate Recruitment, Nicole Horvath, at nicolehorvath@pitt.edu.