major photo

The Center for European Studies (CES) offers an interdisciplinary undergraduate program in European Studies, as well as numerous opportunities for students to get involved with the Center's work in promoting an appreciation and understanding of Europe in and around the Austin area.

European Studies (EUS) students learn one or more modern European languages; gain an in-depth understanding of European culture, history, economics, business, and politics through the multidisciplinary curriculum; and deepen their interests by studying and often interning abroad. All EUS majors complete capstone research projects, which provide students with research and writing skills. Resources are available for students interested in studying, interning, and working abroad.

Declare This Major

Undergraduates currently enrolled at UT who wish to declare a European Studies major must first meet with a European Studies advisor. There is no formal application process. For more information, visit the student affairs page on how to declare a major.

Prospective University of Texas at Austin students should visit UT Admissions to learn about the application process and how to declare a major.

Required Courses

Visit the European Studies degree plan to see all required courses for the European Studies major in the College of Liberal Arts. For additional information, view major requirements and European Studies course descriptions.


European Studies majors must choose to focus on either pre-1700 or post-1700 Europe. See the European Studies degree plan, or contact the academic advisor, for more information.

What can I do with this major?

Wondering how you'd turn this major into a career? Remember: your major does not always determine your career path. Career counseling and assessments at the Vick Center can help you explore.

Major ≠ Career

Graduates with this major pursue many different careers, depending on their interests and experiences. Make yourself more marketable by complementing this major with part-time work, volunteering, internships, a certificate program, or graduate school.

Experience + Degree = Career

The Career Service Offices in your college can help you with internships and jobs. They work closely with employers to help students prepare for career opportunities. Read a few inspiring stories by professionals whose experiences led to great careers.


Enjoy adventure and travel? European Studies may be for you. Every European Studies major is required to study abroad in Western or Central Europe; you can go on a Maymester, a summer program, or for a longer period. In many cases, you may even get a stipend to help with the costs! European Studies is an interdisciplinary major geared to appeal those who seek flexibility in their learning experience.


European Studies majors, like all Liberal Arts students, are trained to think critically, write cogently, and to research thoroughly and methodically. All acquire familiarity and some acquire proficiency in at least two European languages, which is important for those wishing to travel or work in Europe.


European Studies
Academic Advisor, Tim Ashlock
HRH 2.114C
(512) 475.6463