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Welcome to the German Studies Program at Santa Clara University!

Our comprehensive program focuses on essential language skills, with emphases on literary, art, film, and philosophical works; moreover, students are able to gain a thorough understanding of historical, cultural, social and political aspects of German-speaking countries. 

The Department offers both a major and a minor to students wishing to pursue German degrees; in addition, the department offers academic awards, honors societies & honors programs, study abroad programs, and German events hosted by the German Department or the SCU German Club.

Whether you are planning on studying German to satisfy your core requirements, plan to pursue a German degree, simply catch a German movie with us, or join the German Club, the German Studies Program hopes to see you soon! Auf Wiedersehen!