Studying German at Wake Forest University

The German Department introduces students to the broad arena of German language, culture, literature, arts, history, and politics.

Our strong proficiency based methods of teaching in tandem with the exceptional opportunities for study abroad enable our students to excel in linguistic proficiency and intellectual sophistication.

In addition to its focus on German language, the department also actively engages in inter-disciplinary teaching across the college and seeks to provide all students a broader understanding of German cultural, business, and social life.

Oh, and it’s not just about cars, beer, or brats…


Get on the fast track for success and go like SCHNELL!

Major in German today!

Students can choose between two possible majors and minors in German or a major/minor in German Studies. Both majors require twenty-seven hours beyond German 153.  The German Studies major involves a greater degree of interdisciplinary courses, including politics, history, religion, art, and music.  The German major focuses on German language and literature.