Western European Studies Major

Western European Studies is a program that focuses on the history, society, politics, culture, and economics of one or more of the peoples of historical Western Europe, defined as including Britain, Ireland, France, the Low Countries, the Iberian Peninsula, Italy, the Western Mediterranean, and related island groups and borderlands.

Western European Studies majors and degree programs generally include courses in historical and modern European politics, culture, economics, and society.

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Search for colleges that offer a degree in Western European Studies (use the College Search feature and enter " Western European Studies " in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.

What can you do with a major/degree in Western European Studies?

A degree in this field offers students the opportunity to prepare for careers in education as secondary or postsecondary teachers.  As well, careers in law, journalism, international business, research, marketing, and government.

Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Western European Studies:

Professional associations are groups of specialists dedicated to topics in particular fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.

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