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European Studies

There’s no one way to talk about an entire continent, its history, and its influence all over the modern world. That’s why the European Studies minor offers numerous entry points—history, art, art history, literature, music, political science, and philosophy (to name just a few)—to enhance your knowledge of, and full immersion in, all things Europe.

Degree Types
Complementary Programs
Distinctive Requirements
Study Abroad

A truly interdisciplinary educational experience, students in the European Studies minor take courses about Europe’s history and culture from a number of fields, including: art history, cinema, history, literature, music, political science and international studies, philosophy, and religious studies.

You … In Europe

You’ll also have opportunities to study abroad, either at McDaniel Europe in Budapest or through one of our exchange programs with the Université Saint-Louis, Brussels, Belgium, and other opportunities for study abroad in European countries such as France, Germany, and Spain.

Career Success

With a firm grasp of a different country’s language and culture, you’ll be equipped to explore careers in fields such as:

  • Politics
  • Economics
  • International relations
  • International business
  • Education
  • National security
  • Translation

European Studies Program Requirements

Special Opportunities

Students outside of Budapest campus.

McDaniel Europe in Budapest Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience

European Studies minors are encouraged to spend a semester at the McDaniel Europe in Budapest campus, where three cohorts are offered:

  • Crossroads of Europe, Crossroads of the World
  • Business and Economics in Budapest
  • The Liberal Arts in Europe

The McDaniel Commitment in Action

The McDaniel Commitment—a series of opportunities guaranteed to all students—provides enhanced mentoring and coaching, and ensures every undergraduate student completes at least two meaningful experiential learning opportunities.

Khadijatou Diop

McDaniel junior awarded Gilman Scholarship to study abroad through virtual French immersion program

Khadijatou Diop hopes to become a more versatile French teacher after earning a $5,000 Gilman Scholarship to study abroad through the virtual French immersion program at Université Laval in Canada. Diop was one of 2,386 undergraduate students from across the nation selected to participate in the prestigious U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship Program.