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University of Pittsburgh    
  Mar 21, 2018
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

German Language Certificate - German for Professional Purposes Track

German Language Certificate

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 Professional Purposes

The following courses should be taken, in sequence, by students in this track.


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.

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Additional coursework

Students must complete two additional courses at the 1000- or 1100-level. GER 1001 , GER 1003 , GER 1004 , and GER 1103  do not fulfill this requirement.