The Department of Germanic Languages 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.

Undergraduate majors earn a Bachelor of Arts degree by completing one of three plans. An undergraduate minor is also available. Language, literature, and culture studies are available in Afrikaans and Dutch, in addition to German.

The program also provides opportunity for study, workstudy, and internships.