Welcome to the German Program

Vici Steiner, a Special Major in German Cultural Studies student, on Commencement Day 2015

Study German, and enrich your academic and career opportunities! Learning German and gaining valuable insights into the history and culture of the German-speaking countries can offer a competitive edge in our increasingly global world! Check out the student testimonials by some of our graduates who profited from their study of German at SSU.

What do we offer at SSU? Students may earn a German minor or an interdisciplinary major in German Cultural Studies. Or they may simply add two semesters of language study to boost graduate school and job applications! Being able to communicate in German and having a solid foundation in German history and culture enhances the study of other fields, such as history, political science, global studies, music, art history, philosophy, psychology, sociology, and other disciplines. For more reasons to study German see the "Why Study German"page.

"Willkommen an SSU"

SSU German students welcome you to the university--in German!! Watch their video here.


Licensed German Proficiency Exam Test Site at SSU

Learning German in Germany - Click here

Past Events

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German Favorites


LIVE-DANCE-PAINT: Works by Ceija Stojka, Romani ("Gypsy") Artist. Her works were exhibited in the University Library Gallery August 17, 2009 - October 30, 2009. See our interactive picture book here! Watch the exhibit opening on Youtube!

Germans in California

by SSU German students