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 an interdisciplinary capstone course in the senior year, students are able to integrate their academic and cultural experiences with their disciplinary interests.

The European interdisciplinary studies program offers a 10-course major and a 6-course minor, both of which draw on the resources of the Pardee School of Global Studies, the College of Arts & Sciences and Boston University Study Abroad programs in Europe as well as on Boston University’s other schools and colleges.

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BA in European Studies

Minor in European Studies

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

Undergraduate Office

156 Bay State Road, 1st Floor
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 353-6342

European Studies majors:

  • Visit Amb. Loftis’s office hours Tuesdays 2-4 pm, Wednesdays, 10 am-12 noon, Thursdays 2-4 pm or by appointment
  • Location: Room 225, 152 Bay State Road (entrance on Silber Way)