With between 90-95 million speakers, German is the most widely spoken native language in the European Union.  It is an official language in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg and Liechtenstein.  After English it is one of the most widely used languages for business because of the robust German economy.

BSU offers two years of squenced classes in German. The goal of these enrichment classes is two-fold: 1) to build proficiency in the four language skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking; and 2) to introduce and deepen the knowledge of the culture, history and literature of German-speaking countries.

Students taking German may combine their German studies with other areas to prepare for career opportunities in international business, government, travel or communications, where knowledge of a foreign language and of foreign cultures is essential.