Simon Fraser University

Certificate in German Studies

This program serves both full and part time students, and those seeking educational enrichment in areas related to the establishment and evolution of German humanism from the Reformation to modern times. The certificate may be completed concurrently with, and complements, major and minor programs in areas such as history, humanities, philosophy and political science.

The program requires basic proficiency in the German language (writing, reading, listening and speaking), and is intended for students who wish to pursue further studies in literature, history, philosophy and political science, and may be completed in conjunction with a degree program.

Those students planning to obtain a bachelor of arts within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) may complete the certificate in such a way that some of the FASS breadth requirements are fulfilled by the same courses. Courses used toward the certificate may also be used toward a major and minor.


Declaring the Certificate in German Studies

If you have met the lower division requirements of the Certificate, please see the Language Training Institute’s Manager to fill out a Program Approval form. Once the form is completed by the student, the Manager will look over the student’s academic record to ensure that the Certificate requirements have or will be met. Once the Certificate program is approved by the Department, the Certificate program will appear on your advising transcript on GoSFU.


Program Planners

2010-2015 Certificate in German Studies Program Planner
2009/2010 Certificate in German Studies Program Planner
2008/2009 Certificate in German Studies Program Planner