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Undergraduate Program

5-Year BA/MA Program

The Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures offers a 5-year BA/MA degree program in German. In order to be admitted to this degree program, students can apply during their second or third year of studies. Requirements for this degree program are identical to those for the BA and the MA in German. In order to be admitted to the 5-year BA/MA during their second year, students will need to be in good academic standing and will have to have finished GER 211 and GER 331, need to have a general GPA of 3.0 and a German GPA of 3.0, and be required to write a short essay in German.

In order to apply for the 5-year BA/MA during their third year, students will have to have finished GER 401 and GER 420, and also have a general GPA of 3.0 and a German GPA of 3.0, and also be required to write a short essay in German. The department will continue to monitor the GPAs of students admitted into the BA/MA program into their third and fourth years and before formal admission to the Graduate College. The decision about students' admission to the 5-year BA/MA in German will be made by the graduate admissions committee in conjunction with the undergraduate and graduate advisers of the department. The Department will consider students in the fifth year of this program for departmental support as Teaching Assistants and Research Assistants, or for fellowships and scholarships.

The total number of hours required for graduation from the BA/MA program: 152. Students will receive both degrees when all the requirements are met. More detailed information may be obtained from the departmental office.