Why Study German?
An undergraduate major or minor in German will give you a head start on the future.
In the twenty-first century, unified Germany has become the economic and political
leader of the European Union. It is also one of the main partners of the United States
in an increasingly internationalized world. Right here in South Carolina, there are
over 120 German companies. Aside from preparing you for a career as teacher, translator,
or college professor, a BA in German can help prepare you for careers in international
business, international law, the Foreign Service, and hospitality and tourism.
- The Gerda Jordan Scholarship
- The Maria Reyes Scholarship
- The Hoechst Scholarship
How to Apply
Submit a sample essay in German that you wrote for a German course at the University
of South Carolina. (Submissions will generally be solicited at the start of Spring
Students who receive the stipends must apply the funds to expenses associated with
studying German language and literature at USC during the academic year.
Contact Prof. Michael House at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about Undergraduate Awards in German.
National German Honor Society
Our program is home to the Sigma Chapter of the National German Honor Society, Delta
To become a member you must have:
- A minimum of two years of college or university German or their equivalent with the
attainment of sophomore standing and an official registration in an advanced German
course or its equivalent or corresponding advanced placement.
- A minimum grade average of B+ or its equivalent in all German courses taken.
- Indication of continued interest in the study of the German language, literature,
If you have any questions about Delta Phi Alpha, please contact the faculty adviser,
Dr. Kristina Stefanic-Brown at email@example.com.