College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


Major | Minor | Three Year

| Bachelor of Arts

Studying German provides the linguistic fluency and cultural competence needed for a broad range of professions and post-graduate educational opportunities in today’s globalized world. Learning German primes students for success on a local and international level in business, science, and the humanities. Students also enjoy small classes—providing individualized attention and close interaction with dedicated, accessible, internationally active scholars—along with use of Butler’s student Modern Language Center and its wealth of movies, technology, tutoring, and lounge areas.

Sample courses in this program include:

  • GR200, German Conversation
  • GR305, Society and Politics Today
  • GR306, Contemporary Culture: Music, Film, and Media
  • GR310, German for Writing
  • GR311, Contemporary German Authors
  • GR330, Children’s Literature

Please visit the Butler University Bulletin for more course information.

The German major can be completed in a total of three years, which includes completing coursework during both summer terms. More information can be found here.

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Foster an ambitious spirit. Cultivate a career.

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) attracts the kinds of students who are never satisfied with the status quo. Our quest for knowledge is both timeless and modern. 

We immerse students in the oldest teachings, but also the latest learnings in culture and language, science and technology, psychology and philosophy. In all disciplines, we incorporate research, encouraging students to question everything and meticulously test new theories. Communication is emphasized, teaching students to negotiate, debate, and effectively disseminate information. 

LAS students are committed to being thoughtful practitioners of whatever field they choose, resulting in graduates who are engaged in their careers, active in their communities, and continually learning and leading.