The School of Humanities and Social Sciences offers an interdisciplinary German Studies Certificate (GERSC BC) available to all Penn State Behrend students (effective fall 2015).
The 15-credit German Studies Certificate offered at Penn State Behrend is designed for students who wish to specialize in interdisciplinary German Studies by acquiring advanced German language skills and taking courses in culture, film, history, literature, music, or politics of the German-speaking countries. In-depth knowledge of the German-speaking countries prepares students for a global workforce and careers in international business, engineering, finance, politics, or the sciences.
Students must have a C or better in each certificate course. Students who have not reached the third level of German Language proficiency may need to take German 001 and 002 first.
Required language courses: 7-8 credit hours
Choose 9 credit hours from a program approved list:
Students who participate in one of Penn State’s study abroad programs in German-speaking countries can earn up to 6 credit hours toward the certificate according to the course equivalency lists available for each program. A summer internship in a German-speaking country can meet the international study requirement for International Business Majors. The final decision to award credit will be determined by Dr. Eva Kuttenberg in consultation with internship coordinators.
The German Studies Certificate may serve as a “bridge” to Penn State’s German Minor.
Visit the Registrar's website to download the certificate application.
For more information, please contact Dr. Eva Kuttenberg, Associate Professor of German, at email@example.com or 814-898-6079.