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Undergraduate Certificate
German Language

German Language
Undergraduate Certificate
  • 18 credits
  • Transfer up to 9 credits
  • All courses are available online
  • Select on-site and hybrid courses available
  • $250 per credit hour
    (Europe & Downrange)

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Expand your horizons with a German foreign language area studies undergraduate certificate from UMGC Europe.

German is the language of Goethe, Mozart, Kafka, and Bach. It is also the second most used scientific language and the marketplace language of three leaders in the business world: Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. A foreign language areas studies certificate in German is a step on the road to business acumen.


Core Courses (12 credits)

  • (3 Credits, GERM 111)
  • (3 Credits, GERM 112)
  • (3 Credits, GERM 211) or German Area Studies course
  • (3 Credits, GERM 212) or German Area Studies course

Related Area Studies Courses (6 credits)

Choose from related courses in German culture, history, language, literature, or government and politics Some examples follow:

  • Any GERM course(s)
  • (3 Credits, GERM 333)
  • (3 Credits, HIST 141)
  • (3 Credits, HIST 142)
  • (3 Credits, HIST 317A)
  • (3 Credits, HIST 317J)
  • (3 Credits, HIST 337)

Common Certificate Requirements

  • You must be admitted as a UMGC student.
  • You must complete a total of 18 credits, including at least 9 credits with UMGC.
  • You must complete all required coursework with a minimum grade of C (2.0) in all courses. Certificate courses may not be taken as pass/fail.
  • At least half of the total credits you use for any certificate must be earned through graded coursework.
  • You may not use the same course toward completion of more than one certificate. In cases where the same course is required for two certificates, you must replace that course with an approved substitute for the second certificate.
  • No more than half of the total credits for any certificate may be earned through credit by examination, prior-learning portfolio credit, internship/Workplace Learning credit, or transfer credit from other schools.

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