European Studies Major

American University in Bulgaria
Bachelor's Degree
Study mode
4 years
March June October November
Tuition fee (local)
Contact the university / college
Tuition fee (foreign)
US$ 45,200

Entry Requirements

English Language Requirements:

  • IBT (Internet Based TOEFL): 80
  • PBT – (Paper Based TOEFL): 550
  • IELTS – (International English Language Testing System): 6.5
  • CPE – (Certificate of Proficiency in English): ≥ C
  • CAE – (Certificate in Advanced English): ≥ B
  • Other equivalent qualifications accepted/recognised by the university.


Required Courses (3 courses):

  • History of European Integration
  • EU Politics
  • Comparative Politics of Europe

Elective Courses (6 total):
Three (3) courses from the following (at least one WIC):

  • EU Law and Institutions
  • Policy Making in the European Union
  • European Economic Integration
  • Internal Market and EU Competition Law

Three (3) courses from the following:

  • Research Methods
  • Topics in European Politics*
  • Topics in areas related to the European Union*

*EUR topics may be repeated for credit as long as the precise topic is different.

Language Proficiency

One (1) course from the following:

  • Modern France: Society, Politics and Culture
  • Modern Germany: Society, Politics and Culture
  • Modern Spain: Society, Politics and Culture


  • Senior Thesis does not count toward the major.

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