Does European history intrigue you? Are you interested in immersing yourself in foreign cultures? Ball State’s minor in European history is an exciting way to explore Europe’s past and present while adding value to your major. Depending on your career goals, this minor can benefit majors in political science (particularly the international studies option), international business, history, and modern languages (especially German, French, and Russian).

Minor Requirements

To earn a minor in European studies, you must complete 18 credits of coursework.


A few of the classes you will take include:

  • GEOG 357 Geography of Europe
  • HIST 456 Europe Since 1945
  • POLS 382 Governments and Politics of Western Europe

For a complete list of all classes you will take and their descriptions, please see our Course Catalog.

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Language Proficiency

Proficiency is required in a continental European language by passing three semesters or the equivalent of study in one contemporary language, through the 201 level. By taking a placement exam, you may begin at a level higher than the 101 level. The chairperson of the Department of Modern Languages and Classics will determine language equivalency in consultation with the European studies program director.

Computer Recommendations

Students entering the Department of Political Science will need to possess a personal computer. The College of Sciences and Humanities provides recommendations for the specifications student need to excel in their course work.

See Our Recommendations (PDF)

How to Enroll

If you would like to enroll in a minor in European Studies, please speak with your advisor.

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