Europe is an area of great importance in, and to, the world through its cultural heritage; its political, economic, military, and religious histories; its literature, music, film, and philosophy; as well as in its recent emergence as a new kind of international form through the European Union.

Boston University’s European Studies program combines a unifying regional focus with a multidisciplinary approach, enabling students to bring together courses that develop their language skills; social, historical, and cultural knowledge; and political, economic, and international relations expertise. Combined with a study abroad program in Europe and a capstone interdisciplinary course in the senior year, students are able to integrate their European academic and cultural experiences with their disciplinary interests.

The European interdisciplinary studies program offers a 10-course major and a 6-course minor, both drawing on the resources of 13 CAS departments and on Boston University Study Abroad programs in England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Spain, and Switzerland.

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BA in European Studies
Minor in European Studies

If you have questions about the major or minor in European Studies, please contact the Pardee School Undergraduate Program Office:

Vicky Kelberer
Academic Administrator 617-353-6342 vickyk1@bu.edu
Allison Patenaude
Undergraduate Programs Administrator 617-353-6342 algoods@bu.edu