The Department offers an array of courses in languages, literatures, and cultures. The broad range of studies offers training in specialized fields such as film, linguistics, and critical theory. Courses prepare students for a variety of careers, including education, law, business, international relations, and publishing.

The UCLA Department of Germanic languages offers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Undergraduate majors earn a Bachelor of Arts degree by completing one of three plans. An undergraduate minor is also available. In addition, the Department offers both Master of Arts (M.A.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees in Germanic Languages.