Why study European studies?
Because European studies broaden, deepen, and strengthen through interdisciplinary study a student’s knowledge and understanding of the enduring importance of our transatlantic partners, the Europeans.
The degree in European Studies is available as a co-major in conjunction with a bachelor’s degree major in another academic discipline. Students take advantage of this option by combining the co-major with modern European languages & literatures, History, Philosophy, and Global & International Studies. The co-major also can be combined with a bachelor’s degree in a professional school, such as business or journalism. The European Studies co-major provides students with a solid foundation in the cultures, politics, languages, and history of Europe in preparation for graduate studies and/or careers in a wide variety of international fields. Studying with KU faculty in the broader disciplines such as social sciences, humanities, the arts, and business will enable students to increase their awareness and understanding of Europe’s past, present, and future and its significant role in our increasingly globalized world. The program offers personalized advising, interdisciplinary flexibility, diverse course offerings, opportunities to conduct research, frequent co-curricular activities, and many options for studying and completing internships abroad.