Curriculum: B.A. German – Online

This is a 180-credit undergraduate program at the end of which you will earn a Bachelor of Arts in German. The German major at OSU provides a strong foundation in the language, literature, culture and cinema of German-speaking countries. The degree requirements consist of six main areas:

  1. Baccalaureate core: 48 credits plus a Writing Intensive Course (WIC) of at least 3 credits
  2. College of Liberal Arts core: 15 credits
  3. B.A. requirements: 15 - 24 credits
  4. German major: 49 credits
  5. Study abroad program or an approved internship experience in a German-speaking country is required.
  6. Electives: as needed to meet the 180 credit minimum to graduate

A total of 180 quarter credits are required to graduate, including 60 upper division credits. 

To view the German major requirements, please visit Oregon State’s official General Catalog. And please check out the following pages if you need additional information about the baccalaureate core or the College of Liberal Arts core.

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Enhance your education with a study abroad experience

To complete the study abroad or internship requirement, degree-seeking Ecampus students are eligible to participate in OSU's education abroad programs offered through the Office of Global Opportunities (OSU GO). OSU GO has developed a diverse collection of programs and countries to choose from, allowing students to match an experience to their needs. Learn more about study abroad opportunities for OSU Ecampus students, including Charlene Marek's academic year abroad in Freiburg, Germany, and start planning your international experience today.

Transfer credit

Some of the degree requirements can be transferred from other colleges and universities. Please note that a minimum of 45 credits of the last 75 must be completed at Oregon State (online or on campus) to meet the academic residency requirement. Previously earned credits will need to be reviewed upon admittance into OSU for appropriate articulation. Additional information about transferring credits is available through the Single Course Search tool provided by OSU's Office of Admissions.

German language courses

If you're interested in German language courses and not a full undergraduate degree, you can take first through fourth-year German classes online through OSU Ecampus.

Add a minor

OSU Ecampus students have the ability to add a minor to their degree program. OSU offers a diverse offering of minors online. Combine German and a business minor or German plus an economics minor to create an even more powerful resume fit for today's job market. 


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