The three schools profiled below include the University of North Carolina, Amherst College and Georgetown University, all three of which offer undergraduate and/or graduate programs in German and are highly ranked. Individual programs can lead to a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Master of Arts (M.A.) or Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in German.
1. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Chapel Hill, NC
|School Highlight: GSLL is made up of 26 faculty members with expertise in fields like literary studies and linguistics.|
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) was ranked #30 on the U.S. News & World Report list of best colleges in the nation for 2015. The university's Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures offers a B.A. in German. Students can concentrate in German literature and culture or German studies. UNC-CH also offers a joint Ph.D. program in German studies with Duke University.
2. Amherst College in Amherst, MA
|School Highlight: German Department at Amherst College supports activities that expand awareness of German culture, with guest speakers, a film series and a weekly German-language lunch table.|
Amherst College is a private liberal arts school that placed tenth on the Forbes list of 'America's Top Colleges' for 2015. Amherst's German Department offers a B.A. in German. Once enrolled, students explore German literature and language, as well as European history, politics and economics. Additionally, the department features a student exchange program, through which students can study German at Gottingen University for a summer, semester or full year.
3. Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
|School Highlight: The graduate school at Georgetown offers dual and joint-degree programs, Master's programs, Professional Doctorate and Ph.D. programs.|
Georgetown University, the oldest Catholic and Jesuit college in America, was ranked #21 among the best universities in the nation for 2015, according to U.S. News & World Report. Georgetown's German Department offers a M.A. and Ph.D. in German and a Ph.D./M.A. in German and European Studies. Graduate studies include topics in German literacy and linguistic theory.
Top Universities with German Programs
|Brown University||Seventh-oldest college in the U.S.||Providence, RI|
|Dickinson College||More than 50% of students study abroad||Carlisle, PA|
|Harvard University||Library has approximately 19 million volumes||Cambridge, MA|
|Rice University||Ranked 19th on U.S. News & World Report's list of national universities||Houston, TX|
|The University of California, Los Angeles||Largest university in California||Los Angeles, CA|
|The University of Maryland||Home of the Language House to develop foreign language in the U.S.||College Park, MD|
|The University of Oregon||Home to various research centers and institutes||Eugene, OR|