Undergradute Program

Undergraduate students interested in European Studies can enroll in the European Studies core courses:

  • EUST 1001 Introduction to European Studies (DC, HP) (3 credits)
  • EUST 5001 European Studies Capstone Seminar (3 credits)

European Studies also offers an Undergraduate Certificate in European Studies.

European Studies Certificate Curriculum Guide

European Studies Certificate Requirements

A Certificate in European Studies requires 24 credits. In addition students must meet the A&S language requirement in one of the following languages: French, German, Italian, or Spanish. With the approval of the Director of European Studies, another language of historical or contemporary significance for Europe may be substituted.

The required 24 credits have to be taken in the following areas:

  • EUST 1001 Introduction to European Studies (DC, HP) (3 credits)
  • EUST 5001 European Studies Capstone Seminar (3 credits)
  • Two Courses from the Social Sciences (for this group see the list of courses below) (6 credits)*
  • Two Courses from History, Culture & Philosophy (for this group see the list of courses below) (6 credits)*
  • Two Courses from Languages & Literature (for this group see the list of courses below) (6 credits)*

Credit Total: 24, plus the language requirement.

*For a list of courses from which you can choose, click on the "European Studies Certificate Curriculum Guide" above. If you have taken a course with European content that does not appear on this list, check with the ES director to see whether it counts toward the requirements.

How do I obtain a European Studies Certificate?

  • Register online for a European Studies Certificate.
  • Contact the ES program director (michele.vialet@uc.edu).
  • Complete the necessary courses for the undergraduate certificate (see above).
  • Check in regularly with the program director about the progress of your certificate.

Study Abroad Programs

ES students are strongly encouraged to pursue the many opportunities to study abroad. Many departments offer study abroad trips to Europe, and UC International (http://www.uc.edu/international/programs/) provides information as well as some funding for such opportunities. Many of these programs count toward one of the ES course requirements. Please check with the ES director about their applicability.

Career Opportunities

What are the benefits of earning a European Studies Certificate? An ES certificate is not only a great opportunity to enrich your knowledge and understanding of European history and culture. It is also an essential building block for advancing your professional career. Whether you are planning to join international companies in the fields of engineering, industry, or health, or are interested in journalism, inter-cultural communication, education, tourism and travel, museum culture, e-media, or environmentalism, an ES certificate will give you critical qualifications and help you stand out in the job market. It is also an indispensable foundation for graduate school in fields like languages & literature, history, political sciences & international relations, sociology, and the fine arts. Additional career options are listed on the Career Development Center's Web site.