The Certificate in German Language consists of 18 credits of German courses and prepares students for international careers, internationally recognized proficiency exams, and internships in German-speaking countries.
The certificate offers two tracks: one for the liberal arts and one for professional purposes. Courses should be taken in sequence.
German for the Liberal Arts
The following courses should be taken, in sequence, by students in this track:
One of the GER 1200-1399 seminars taught in German
One of the GER 1200-1400 seminars taught in German
Nine credits may be transferred from study abroad programs in German-speaking countries in accordance with the credit transfer policy of the University of Pittsburgh. These credits have to be pre-approved by the director of undergraduate studies.
A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required in each course that counts toward the certificate. No course that counts toward the certificate can be taken on an S/NC basis unless the student received special permission from the Director of Undergraduate Studies.