Bachelor of Arts in German Language and Cultural Studies

Develop the skills to meaningfully participate in the German-speaking world through broad cultural, linguistic and practical experiences with the Bachelor of Arts in German Language and Cultural Studies in Temple University’s College of Liberal Arts. Students become proficient in the German language, and they form an in-depth, critical understanding of German cultural life, past and present.

This 123-credit undergraduate degree’s curriculum is tailored to help students achieve their learning goals, whether they want to engage in business with German partners, work in government agencies or in media, or simply participate in German culture. Students develop skills in oral communication, reading and writing while acquiring a rich understanding of the cinema, culture, history and literature of the German-speaking world.

Students in the degree program can explore the German cultural experience through the Temple University German Society and through contacts with German communities in the Philadelphia region, including 

Graduates of the German Language and Cultural Studies BA degree program are prepared to communicate effectively in German and English, function well in cross-cultural contexts, and contribute to solving current global challenges. Interested students may also choose to pursue the Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary German Studies.

Classes & Curriculum

Courses you are likely to take as part of the German Language and Cultural Studies Major curriculum include

  • Analytical Reading and Writing,
  • Culture and Civilization I,
  • Intellectual Heritage I: The Good Life, and
  • Introduction to German.

Learn more about German Language and Cultural Studies Major courses.

Related Graduate Degrees

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Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, the Bachelor of Arts offers a competitive level of tuition with multiple opportunities for financial support.

Tuition rates are set annually by the university and are affected by multiple factors, including program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency, and more. Learn more about our tuition and fees.

These tuition costs apply to the 2023–2024 academic year.

Pennsylvania resident: $17,976.00 per year
Out-of-state: $32,376.00 per year