Curriculum

Students at Erasmus University College (EUC) study three years in order to graduate for their Bachelor Degree in Liberal Arts & Sciences. During those three years you will take both mandatory Academic Core (ACC) courses to give you a solid foundation in knowledge and skills as well as declare a Major, while still keeping a lot of choice available to yourself.

As such the path that each of our students follows in our curriculum will most likely be different to some extent. To give a general impression of what you may encounter when you start your studies at EUC we can give you an example:

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    Quad 1

    Quad 2

    Quad 3

    Quad 4

    Year 1      

    ACC - Big History

    ACC - Economic Behaviour: Opportunities & Constraints

    ACC - Man & Society

    ACC - Modernity

     

    ACC - Brain & Behaviour

    Free Pick from a Multitude of Courses

    Free Pick from a Multitude of Courses

    Free Pick from a Multitude of Courses

     

    Academic Writings & Presentation

    Research Methods & Design

    Basic Statistics

    Project Development

    Year 2

    Course in your Declared Major

    Course in your Declared Major

    Course in your Declared Major

    Course in your Declared Major

     

    Free Pick from a Multitude of Courses

    Intermediate Statistics I

    Qualitative Research

    Intermediate Statistics II

     

    Free Pick from a Multitude of Courses

    Free Pick from a Multitude of Courses

    Free Pick from a Multitude of Courses

    Free Pick from a Multitude of Courses

    Year 3

     Exchange OpportunityCourse in your Declared MajorCourse in your Declared Major
      

    Minor Opportunity

    Course in your Declared Major

    Course in your Declared Major

     

    Preliminary Capstone Work

    Course in your Declared Major

    Continued Capstone Work

    Final Capstone Work

  • As a student at EUC you will first focus on a distinct Academic Core, consisting of five engaging interdisciplinary courses and four academic Skills courses. The interdisciplinary courses look at big themes through the lens of multiple disciplines. Skills courses, however, will fulfill two separate goals. First and foremost, these courses develop your potential to excel in an academic setting (e.g. writing, presenting, referencing). At a later stage, these courses will introduce you to the world of research. Last but not least, you will start personalizing your curriculum by choosing three additional courses from a multitude of courses offered by EUC.

  • In your second year, you will start to focus on what we call a Major, a track of up to 10 courses that allow you to specialise your knowledge and skills into a particular field of academics. Majors are available at EUC in four distinct academic Departments: Economics & Business, Life Sciences, Social & Behavioural Sciences and Humanities. In parallel to the courses in your declared Major you will also deepen your knowledge and skills in quantitative and qualitative research, enabling you to tackle the ever increasing availability of data in your professional future.

  • Your third year at EUC is the moment when you can further personalize your curriculum, for example by going on Exchange or by taking a Minor, and/or double your specialization into your Major(s). You will conclude your studies at EUC with a Capstone project, which is your opportunity to combine all the knowledge you have acquired throughout your academic career.

Throughout their academic career, students will learn in an active environment. Most of the first year courses and a few year two and three follow a method a learning called Problem Based Learning. When this is not possible, case studies or other form of active learning will be used.

If you wish to know more in detail about graduation requirements, grading system and other matters related to regulations at EUC, please consult the Academic Rules and Regulations (ARR).

 

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