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Major & Minor Degrees and Certificates

Majors, minors, and programs in the Department of Germanic & Slavic Studies at the University of Georgia. Major Degrees

A.B. In German

The German Studies major is designed to provide students with communicative proficiency in the German language and competency in the interpretation of German culture. Following the completion of basic requirements, the program offers optimal flexibility to the individual student who can choose from a variety of courses and, under the guidance of a faculty mentor, devise a curriculum geared towards his or her specific career goals and intellectual interests. The department is comprised of specialists in the major areas of German Studies who integrate language teaching with the teaching of German literature, linguistics, film, and culture studies as well as important aspects of contemporary German society, business, and politics.

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A.B. in Russian

The Russian major is intended to help you develop advanced language proficiency and acquire a deep understanding of Russian culture. The requirements are designed to allow you flexibility in pursuing your own interests (including study of related Slavic languages/cultures, if desired). Students often combine a Russian major with a second major in a related field, such as International Affairs, History, Linguistics, etc. Russian study can easily be combined with virtually any other major and will expand your future career opportunities.

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 Minor Degrees

German Minor

The German minor requires 15 hours of coursework (5 courses). It is designed to allow students to achieve a significant level of proficiency in German and insight into German culture as a secondary area of concentration in addition to their major. Courses used to satisfy Core Areas I-V or requirements for the student's major may not be used simultaneously to satisfy requirements for the minor.

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Russian Minor

The Russian minor requires 15 hours of coursework (5 courses). It is designed to allow students to achieve a significant level of proficiency in Russian and insight into Russian culture as a secondary area of concentration in addition to their major. Courses used to satisfy Core Areas I-V or requirements for the student's major may not be used simultaneously to satisfy requirements for the minor.

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Dual Degrees

Double Dawgs Dual Degree in German (A.B. + M.A.)

Germanic & Slavic Studies' Double Dawgs creates a path where top undergraduates with highly developed skills in the German language and in cultural competency can accelerate their course of study, beginning graduate coursework in their fourth undergraduate year.

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Engineering+German Dual Degree

In today's increasingly globalized society, the well-rounded engineering graduate who speaks fluent German and possesses deep intercultural competence and international work experience will truly stand out in the job market. With the ENGR+GRMN dual degree, you can earn two bachelor degrees in five years (A.B.GRMN and BSE), plus spend a capstone year abroad studying and interning with a German company. All with generous funding. At the University of Georgia, you have the unique opportunity to distinguish yourself by earning a degree that is far more than the sum of its parts.

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Certificate Programs

Russian Flagship Program Certificate

This program is open to all undergraduates in our program, which is one of only six Russian Flagship programs in the US. This certification is highly regarded by Employers. 

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