Credits required
180 Oregon State University is on a quarter-term system. There are four quarters each year and classes are 11 weeks long. This program's 180 quarter credits are equal to 120 semester credits.
Cost per credit
$309 Cost per credit is calculated using tuition per credit for the current academic year. It does not include associated fees, course materials, textbook expenses, and other expenses related to courses.
Delivery
100% online You can complete all courses in this program 100% online. View the curriculum.
Start terms
4 per year

B.A. German – Online

Curriculum

This is a 180-credit undergraduate program at the end of which you will earn a Bachelor of Arts in German. The German major online at Oregon State provides a strong foundation in the language, literature and culture of German-speaking countries. You'll engage with the latest course development technology, learn from native-speaking faculty and interact with students from all over the world.

Degree requirements

  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: 0 - 24 credits, depending on placement or completion of first and second-year German.
    • The B.A. language requirement includes a second-year proficiency in a second language, including ASL, at the college level with at least a C-.
    • The first two years of German (GER 111 through GER 213) meet this requirement.
  4. German major: 45 credits
  5. Electives: as needed to meet the 180 credit minimum to graduate.

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

Learn more about OSU's nationally recognized faculty who are passionate about developing accredited online language programs.

Enhance your education with a study abroad experience

Language majors are strongly encouraged to participate in a pre-approved study abroad program in a country where their language of study is spoken. 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.

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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