Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Carleton offers a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in European, Russian and Eurasian Studies. The degree requires 20.0 credits, usually completed over 4 years of full-time study. EURUS also offers a specialization in “Europe and Russia in the World” through the BGInS program. For more information click here.

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Required credits for the program include courses in European and Russian Studies, History, Political Science, Economics, as well as Culture & Literature.

Language Requirements

To fulfill the degree requirements, you will need to demonstrate proficiency in a European language other than English. You may select one of the following languages: French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish, or Polish.

The language you choose depends on your geographical area of interest. The language requirement can be met by passing a language examination or by completing a specified third-year language course.

Combined Degrees and Minors

The EURUS degree program can be combined with other BA (Honours) programs. These include:

It can also be combined with minor programs in other departments, including European languages.

Co-op & Internship Program

EURUS now offers a co-operative education option to qualified students in the BA (Honours) program. The co-op program allows students to gain applied knowledge in the workplace in a variety of a government and non-governmental organizations inside and outside of Ottawa. Students who are accepted into the co-op program will being their placements during the fall term of their third year of study, and must complete at least three work term placements. For more information visit the Carleton Co-op Website.

Qualified fourth-year BA (Honours) students from EURUS are also eligible to apply to the Institute’s internship program. This is an excellent opportunity to gain practical, hands-on experience while earning academic credit.

Exchange Opportunities

EURUS is pleased to offer exchange opportunities and the chance to complete the EU Study Tour. For stories from past and present students, please view our Student Experience Abroad page. Other exchanges are also provided through Carleton’s International Student Services Office.