German Minor

Students who minor in German must take a minimum of six courses numbered GERM 1501 Intermediate German I and higher, to be selected in consultation with the assigned departmental German minor adviser.

Students who place out of GERM 1501, GERM 1502, or GERM 2001 must replace them with upper-level elective courses to receive credit toward the minor. A full list of courses in German can be found here.

AB and IB Credit

All courses counting towards the core language requirement and the major or the minor in a modern foreign language, literature and culture must be taken for credit and a letter grade. When AP or IB credits are awarded as equivalent to the 1502 level in a language, these credits will be applied toward the core language requirement and, as elective credits, toward graduation, but they will not be applied toward the major or the minor in that language.

Study Abroad

Each year, minors are able to enroll in a spring semester MLAL German course with an integrated study abroad component. 

Students minoring in German may apply a total of two study abroad courses toward the minor. These courses must be approved by the German minor adviser prior to studying abroad.


The minor in German is available at Fordham College at Rose Hill and Fordham College at Lincoln Center. Students in Fordham's School of Professional and Continuing Studies may minor in German only if they receive the approval of their advising dean and/or department, and their schedules are sufficiently flexible to permit them to take day courses at the Rose Hill or Lincoln Center campuses.