German Studies

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German Studies

Bachelor of Arts (BA), International Bachelor of Arts (iBA)

Study Abroad Double Major Minor

Explore the language, culture and society of the German-speaking world. You will have the opportunity to study abroad with Canada’s best range of exchange programs.


Program Information

Encompassing subjects ranging from language, literature and film studies to intellectual and cultural history, urban studies, political science and memory studies, our program is designed to cater to York’s diverse population. Language courses enable students to achieve proficiency in speaking, listening, reading, writing and culture. Through the close study of a wide range of texts and artefacts, students explore historical events and the way they are remembered in contemporary society; the cross-cultural relationships between the German-speaking countries and other parts of the globe; and the contributions of writers, filmmakers, philosophers, scientists, artists and intellectuals who have shaped modern society. Students can choose from a variety of degree options, with varying levels of language requirements, or select individual courses to enhance their general education.

Degree Information

Campus: Keele
Faculty:  Liberal Arts and Professional Studies
Degree:   Bachelor of Arts (BA), International Bachelor of Arts (iBA)
Degree Options: Double Major, Minor, Single Major

3, 4 yrs

Experiential Education

Research / Other Activities

Honours Option




Degree Overview

Career Options

A German Studies degree opens up career opportunities in Canada, throughout Europe, and around the globe. Many graduates go on to graduate degrees or professional schools. The interdisciplinary focus, linguistic, cultural, and analytical skills open career opportunities in all areas of the economy. The list below offers a sample of careers undertaken by graduates in German Studies.


Diplomatic Service Worker Editor/Publisher Exchange Program Coordinator
Foreign Service Worker Fundraising Coordinator Government Administrator
International Business Advisor International Development Worker Journalist/Foreign Language Correspondent
Policy Analyst Teacher/International Education Specialist Translator/Interpreter