Students interested in majoring in German studies should consult with the department as early as possible. Students majoring in other programs but wishing to pursue their study of German may elect a correlate sequence, which requires six units of graded work in German. The department has seen a recent increase in the number of students who elect a double major with German studies. Course selection is made in consultation with the department. Vassar students graduating with a major in German studies have received numerous grants to study in Germany and have gone on to establish successful careers in law, medicine, business, international affairs, education, and government.
The German Studies Department also offers the opportunity to study abroad for either a semester or a year at universities such as Berlin, Heidelberg, and Munich.
Courses and Requirements
Academic requirements and courses are available in the Vassar College Catalogue.