The European Studies major is an integrated, interdisciplinary area-studies program. Students choose from a range of courses taught in different departments, selecting a focus that reflects their individual interests (e.g. German, Irish Studies, etc.).
The program requires competence in a European language, background to grasp the complexity of European history and civilization as a whole, as well as a specialization in one field of study. As such, it provides students with a solid preparation for graduate school or a career in government or the private enterprise. One semester of study in Europe is strongly recommended, but is not mandatory.