European Studies Program

IAS European Studies Program
Department Information
273 HRCB

The Discipline

European Studies is an interdisciplinary field that focuses on Europe's rich cultural history and its ongoing contributions to the modern world. Scholars in the field come from across the university, researching everything from medieval art and literature to twenty-first-century politics and economics. European Studies majors primarily take courses in the humanities and social sciences, developing strong foreign language skills and a deep understanding of European history, culture and current affairs.

Career Opportunities

A bachelor's degree in European Studies can lead to a wide range of fulfilling careers. Recent graduates from BYU's program have found employment in areas such as diplomacy, business, and higher education. The major also provides excellent preparation for graduate studies in international business, law, medicine, journalism, history, and literature.

Graduation Requirements

To receive a BYU bachelor's degree a student must complete, in addition to all requirements for a specific major, the following university requirements:

  • The University Core, consisting of requirements in general and religious education. (For a complete listing of courses that meet university core requirements, see here.)
  • At least 30 credit hours must be earned in residence on the BYU campus in Provo as an admitted day student
  • A minimum of 120 credit hours
  • A cumulative GPA of at least 2.0
  • Be in good standing with the Honor Code Office

Students should see their college advisement center for help or information concerning the undergraduate programs.