The European Union spans from Western Europe to the Baltic Region, Eastern and Central Europe, and to Cyprus. The new Europe manifests itself in different ways—through integrated economic markets, Europe-wide elections, evolving political institutions, and emerging European identity. It is significant due to its increasing global importance as well as the special character of its relationship with the US. The minor in European Union Studies seeks to equip students with the analytical tools to deal with the making and operation of the European Union. The European Union Studies minor is designed to give students an opportunity to gain multi-disciplinary expertise, as well as practical hands-on experience, in EU related affairs through coursework and research opportunities.
Students who select this minor must consult with and have approval of the Political Science adviser to establish a plan of study. This should be done prior to completing 6 hours of coursework listed for the program. The program form must be filed with an academic advisor in the College of Liberal Arts and certified upon application for graduation by the Dean of the College in which the major study degree will be awarded.