The German professors at ECU provide a high-quality education designed to help you achieve competency in the German language and culture, as well as critical thinking skills. You'll need these proficiencies in our twenty-first-century global economies and communities.
We mentor students one-on-one, and this attention fosters success. In the past five years alone, our majors earning a B.A. in Foreign Languages and Literatures with a concentration in German have completed paid internships in Germany and been awarded national and international grants to study in Europe worth a total of more than $45,000.
Our students have also presented their original research at conferences, had papers published, and obtained employment in education or with multinational companies here and in Europe.
Our study abroad programs are extremely affordable, and we help students plan their classes so they get ECU credit for their work in Europe, regardless of the field (the courses don’t all have to be in German). Germany offers more scholarships for international students than any other country—and there are opportunities to study in English or German at both the bachelor’s and master’s levels.
Germany is the third largest investor in the United States, the fourth largest national economy worldwide, and the largest in the European Union.
Did you know that double majoring in any other field and German makes you more competitive for a career after graduation, especially since more international companies in North Carolina (over 240 in all!) come from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland than any other place? German is the logical choice as a second major or minor for business and science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) majors. Double majoring is easy, and we’ll help you each step of the way.
More than 140 million people worldwide speak German as their first language, and another 60 million are studying it along with you.
Learning German provides insights into central Europe’s intellectual life, economic and political policies, and cultural history. After all, Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Goethe, Nietzsche, Kafka, Freud, and Einstein all spoke German, just to name a few.
Interested? Please contact us and let us show you why the B.A. in German, the B.S. in German Education, or the Minor in German is right for you!