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German and International Business

University of Richmond
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
University of Richmond

Program description

German and International Business

The German majorGerman and International Business/international business option represents a collaborative project between the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures in the School of Arts and Sciences and the International Business Program in the Robins School of Business. Designated faculty members from each program will advise students upon declaration and as they progress through the major. The curriculum includes a semester abroad at one of the University's partner institutions. There, students will continue their Robins School concentrations and German Studies courses in classes with both local and other international students.

In order to prepare for the experience abroad, students in German will need to have completed at least GERM 202 on the Richmond campus. Students must take at least two courses in German at the Universität Münster or at the Universität Mannheim.

Students are required to take one 400-level course in German upon their return.

Admission requirements

Candidates for admission must have a high school diploma (or recognized equivalent), and must have completed a minimum of 16 units of secondary school coursework. Minimum requirements include four units in English, three in college preparatory mathematics (including Algebra I, II, and Geometry), and at least two each in history, laboratory science, and a second language (two units of the same language, including American Sign Language).

International Admission Requirements

English Proficiency Policy

You can demonstrate English proficiency by:

  • Having been enrolled in an academically rigorous, English-medium secondary school for four years.
  • Obtaining a score of 660 or higher on the SAT evidence-based reading and writing section.
  • Obtaining a score of 28 or higher on the ACT English section.
  • Obtaining a score of 7.5 or higher on the IELTS.
  • Obtaining a grade of A or B in Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate or A-Level English course(s).

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

German Studies Major

  • Conversation and Composition
  • Introduction to German Literature (18th-20th century)
  • Europe's Immigration Crisis
  • Nazi Germany
  • Reformation Europe
  • Modern Germany
  • Europe in Crisis, 1881-1945
  • Cold War Europe, 1945-1991
  • Introductory Linguistics
  • Psychoanalysis, Literature, and Culture
  • German Cinema
  • Representing the Holocaust
  • Performing Sex and Gender
  • Contemporary Continental Philosophy
  • Europe Today

International Business

  • Interdisciplinary Research Project

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

The tuition fee for this program is $56,860 per year.


Skills You Will Gain as a Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Major

  • Understanding historical language change
  • Working with original sources in many fields
  • Determining the needs of others
  • Collaborating as part of a team
  • Weighing values
  • Writing clearly

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University of Richmond

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University of Richmond

410 Westhampton Way
23173 Richmond Virginia
United States of America

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