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2022/2023 University Catalog 
2022/2023 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

European Studies, B.A. in Liberal Arts and Sciences

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(Major Code: 03101) (SIMS Code: 112501)

All candidates for a degree in liberal arts and sciences must complete the graduation requirements listed in the section of this catalog on “Graduation Requirements .”

A minor is not required with this major.

In order to satisfy degree requirements, students must complete at least one of the language emphases as described below.

Impacted Program

The European Studies major is an impacted program. To be admitted to the European Studies major, students must meet the following criteria:

  1. Complete preparation for the major;
  2. Complete a minimum of 60 transferable semester units;
  3. Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.

To complete the major, students must fulfill the degree requirements for the major described in the catalog in effect at the time they are accepted into the premajor at SDSU (assuming continuous enrollment).

Major Academic Plans (MAPs)

Visit http://www.sdsu.edu/mymap for the recommended courses needed to fulfill your major requirements. The MAPs website was created to help students navigate the course requirements for their majors and to identify which General Education course will also fulfill a major preparation course requirement.

Preparation for the Major

(Complete I and II: 25-32 units.)

I. European Studies

(9 units)

II. Foreign Language and Culture

(Select one: 16-23 units.)

Language Requirement

The language requirement is automatically fulfilled through coursework for the major.

Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement

Passing the Writing Placement Assessment with a score of 10 or completing one of the approved upper division writing courses (W) with a grade of C (2.0) or better. See “Graduation Requirements ” section for a complete listing of requirements.

International Experience Requirement

All European studies majors are required to complete a study abroad program in a European country, consisting of a minimum of six units (90 hours). However, European studies majors are strongly encouraged to complete a more extensive abroad experience by participating in a semester or an academic year program. To fulfill the study abroad requirement, European studies majors must enroll in an approved program. Unapproved study abroad programs will not meet the international experience requirement for the major.


(Complete I, II, III, and IV below: 36 units.)

I. European Studies

(12 units)

II. National Language and Culture Emphasis

(12 units)

Complete one language and culture emphasis:

Language Proficiency Exit Examination

Students are required to satisfy the Language Proficiency Exit Examination before graduation. To clear the language proficiency exit requirement, students must achieve a passing score on a language examination approved by the European Studies program. For further information concerning test dates, contact the European Studies office.

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