Departments & Programs

European Studies, Institute for


The Institute for European Studies, a program in the College of Arts and Sciences, offers interdisciplinary programs that combine courses in the social sciences, humanities, and languages to give students a broad understanding of the countries of Western Europe and the European Union. The program offers two undergraduate minors: the European Studies minor and the European Union Studies minor.

Both minors combine core courses with elective courses from other departments and schools.

Some courses to fulfill the minors are listed under "Institute for European Studies"; others are offered through various departments. Students may earn both minors, but the minors may not be completed with the same courses. Students must meet with the Institute for European Studies academic advisor to apply for the minors and to work out the course plan.

The Institute for European Studies is affiliated with the new School of Global and International Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences, dedicated to providing Indiana University undergraduates with the intellectual tools they will need to live, work, and thrive in the globalized world of the twenty-first century. Degree programs associated with SGIS emphasize language proficiency, cultural competency, and in-depth training in qualitative and quantitative methodologies. SGIS students will enjoy unparalleled access to a stellar faculty and career-focused advising. For further information regarding the mission, structure and resources of the School of Global and International Studies see

Majors, Minors, and Programs

Contact Information

Institute for European Studies
Indiana University
Ballantine Hall 542
Bloomington, IN 47405

(812) 855-3280
west [at] indiana [dot] edu