Majors & Minors

At the end of their first year at EUC, students declare their Major, which is a central component of the curriculum. It consist of a comprehensive set of courses (75 EC) that builds a solid foundation in a particular discipline. Each Major will be concluded with a capstone project, in which a Major-related topic of the student's choice will be explored under the guidance of a supervisor.

In addition to the Major, students have the option to choose an EUC Minor (30 EC). At EUC, the following Majors and Minors are being offered.

Economics & Business Majors

  • The major in Business provides students with a solid base of business and economics theories and their applications. Besides gaining insights into the core business disciplines, such as management and marketing, you also learn about the fascinating scientific fields of business strategy, organisational theory and entrepreneurship. In addition, the Business major introduces you to the logic of economic thinking and data analysis, and therefore prepares you well for a future career in business, or a Master’s degree in business. Students that follow this major are in principle eligible for master programmes offered by RSM, except for the master programmes in Accounting & Financial Management, Supply Chain Management and Business Information Management which require additional courses (see link for EUC graduates on RSM’s admission website).

    Entry requirement

    In order to succeed in many courses in the various majors offered by the Economics and Business department, you will need sufficient skill and knowledge in mathematics. Therefore, successful completion of the EUC course INT200 Mathematics is required for all majors offered by the Economics & Business Department.

    Coordinator: Dr A. Petruchenya

    Mandatory courses at 200 level (40 EC):

    • Principles of Management
    • Microeconomics
    • Marketing
    • Intermediate Statistics I
    • Strategy
    • Qualitative Research
    • Corporate Finance
    • Intermediate Statistics II or Principles of Econometrics

    Mandatory courses at 300 level (15 EC)

    • Entrepreneurship
    • Organisational Theory
    • HR Management

    Additionally, 5 EC course at 300 level, either

    • offered by the ECB department; or
    • off campus course approved by the Head of the Economics & Business Department and the Examination Board

    The major Business needs to be concluded with a Capstone of 15 EC 400 level.

    Master programmes offered by the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM)

    Students that follow this major are in principle eligible for master programmes offered by the RSM, except for the master programmes in Accounting & Financial Management, Supply Chain Management and Business Information Management which require additional courses.

  • Are you interested in the working of markets or the mechanisms behind economic growth? Or would you like to know more on how consumers and firms make decisions and how these choices affect the economy? And do you have an affinity with mathematics? Then a major or minor in Economics could be the right choice for you.

    The major in Economics will give you a thorough understanding of economic theories. In our courses, which were developed in close collaboration with the Erasmus School of Economics, we enable you to further develop your analytical and problem-solving skills. In addition, we provide you with a strong set of tools to identify and analyse problems in and outside the world of economics. This makes students majoring in Economics all-round players: wherever they are, they should feel at home and be ready to think, act and take responsibility based on their economic knowledge and acquired skills. After successfully completing the major, you are in principle eligible for the Master programmes in Economics & Business offered by the Erasmus School of Economics.

    Entry requirement

    In order to succeed in many courses in the various majors offered by the Economics and Business department, you will need sufficient skill and knowledge in mathematics. Therefore, successful completion of the EUC course INT200 Mathematics is required for all majors offered by the Economics and Business department.

    Coordinator: T.B. Kik, MSc, LLM

    Mandatory courses at 200 level (40 EC):

    • Microeconomics
    • Applied Game theory
    • Macroeconomics
    • Intermediate Statistics I
    • Foundations of Political Economy
    • Corporate Finance
    • Principles of Econometrics
    • Behavioural Economics

    Mandatory courses at 300 level (15 EC)

    • International Economics
    • Impact Evaluation
    • Economics of Markets & Organisations

    Additionally, 5 EC at 300 level, either

    • offered by the ECB department; or
    • off campus course approved by the Head of the Economics & Business Department and the Examination Board

    The major Economics needs to be concluded with a Capstone of 15 EC 400 level.

    To check the eligibility for master programmes offered by the ESE (Erasmus School of Economics), check their admission requirements for students with a liberal arts and sciences degree. 

  • The major in Economics, Business & Society is designed to provide students with a broad background in the field of economics and business administration and its impact upon and interaction with society. The combination of courses encourages students to take an active interest in exploring the broader world and teaches them the tools to explore relevant events empirically. Students graduating with a major in Economics, Business & Society should be attractive candidates for general master programmes in governance, public management and policy-making, business and society, or political economy. Given the broad set-up of the major Economics, Business & Society we currently do not propose a predefined minor. However, we expect in future to include courses from the EBS major in an interdisciplinary minor with courses offered by Social & Behavioral Sciences, Humanities, and/or Life Sciences.

    Entry requirement

    In order to succeed in many courses in the various majors offered by the Economics and Business department, you will need sufficient skill and knowledge in mathematics. Therefore, successful completion of the course EUC NT200 Mathematics is required for all majors offered by the Economics and Business department.

    Coordinator: Dr C. van Wijnbergen

    Mandatory courses at 200 level (40 EC):

    • Principles of Management
    • Microeconomics
    • Leadership Studies
    • Macroeconomics
    • Intermediate Statistics I
    • Qualitative Research
    • Foundations of Political Economy
    • Intermediate Statistics II or Principles of Econometrics

    Mandatory courses at 300 level (15 EC)

    • Impact Evaluation
    • International Business and Society
    • HR Management

    Additionally, 5 EC course at 300 level, either

    • offered by the ECB department; or
    • off campus course approved by the Head of the Economics & Business Department and the Examination Board

    The major Economics, Business & Society needs to be concluded with a Capstone of 15 EC 400 level.

  • The major in Philosophy, Politics & Economics (PPE) is intended for students with a keen interest in diverse perspectives on contemporary issues. By combining courses from the departments of Humanities, Economics & Business and Social & Behavioural Sciences, students will gain insight in the various ways in which these respective disciplines frame and analyse, the social, economic and political developments that have shaped societies in the past and will continue to do so in the future. Throughout the major, students address themes that are pivotal to understanding today’s world – from the emergence of industrial societies and the rise of network societies to micro- and macroeconomy and from globalisation and international relations to political economies and policy frameworks. Students also discuss the works of classical scholars such as Plato and Aristotle, Adam Smith and Karl Marx, Max Weber and Emile Durkheim, alongside various other key texts from the disciplines of philosophy, economy and social sciences.

    The PPE major thus offers a comprehensive introduction to the core subjects in Politics, Philosophy and Economics, augmented by (interdisciplinary) courses on themes and subjects that cross the boundaries between these fields, as well as skills courses. To reflect this multi- and interdisciplinary nature, students are asked to choose from each discipline the following core courses, as well as 15 EC in electives from within the fields.

    Entry requirement

    For the PPE major it is required to successfully complete the EUC course INT200 Mathematics.

    Coordinator: Dr Robin van den Akker

    Mandatory courses at 200 level (60 EC)

    • Microeconomics
    • Macroeconomics
    • Foundations of Political Economy
    • Late Modernity
    • Critical Theory
    • Understanding Politics
    • International Relations
    • Political Institutions & Public Governance
    • Early Modern Political Philosophy
    • Intermediate Statistics I
    • Intermediate Statistics II, or Principles of Econometrics
    • Qualitative Methods

    Mandatory courses at 300 level (15 EC)

    • International Economics
    • Contemporary Political Philosophy
    • Aesthetics & Politics

    Additionally at least 15 EC in courses at 200/300 level, with at least 5 EC on 300 level, choose from:

    • The Climate Crisis: Ecology, Economics & Politics in the Anthropocene (200 level)
    • Applied Game Theory (200 level)
    • Behavioural Economics (200 level)
    • Feminist Philosophy: Bodies, Boundaries & Beyond (300 level)
    • Post-Colonial Theory: Critical Perspectives from the Global South (300 level)
    • Multiple Modernities: Historical Perspectives from the Global South (300 level)
    • Close Reading Nietzsche (300 level)
    • Conflict Resolution (300 level)
    • Security studies (300 level)
    • Global view on Migration (300 level)
    • Islam: a Political History (300 level)
    • Middle East Politics (300 level)
    • History, Politics & Economics of European Integration (300 level)
    • Economics of Markets & Organisations (300 level)
    • Impact Evaluation (300 level)
    • Off campus / exchange courses approved by the Head of the Humanities Department and the Examination Board (200/300 level)

    The major Philosophy, Politics & Economics needs to be concluded with a Capstone of 15 EC.

  • The achievement of sustainability, or ‘the requirement of our generation to manage resources such that the average quality of life that we ensure ourselves can potentially be shared by all future generations’ (Asheim and Brekke, 1993) can be considered one of the main challenges of our times. For sustainability to be achieved, environmental, social and economic aspects all need to be in balance. However, the application of such an interdisciplinary approach to sustainability can be hindered by the mono-disciplinary approach of today’s highly specialised world. In this major, you will acquire the tools to think critically about the most pressing challenges of our time and the skills to find creative solutions for such challenges. Each course is embedded in an interdisciplinary framework that will guide you through different perspectives, from Life Sciences and Social Sciences to Economics and Humanities. In this major, you will develop research-oriented skills with a strong focus on solving complex multi-perspective and multi-disciplinary current issues. In particular, thanks to the emphasis given to the intrinsic relationships between humans and the natural environment, you will learn how natural and ecological systems work, how cities can be smart and sustainable, how policies and organisations contribute to sustainability, how the current ethical and historical perspectives influence the climate crisis, how plants are a foundation for people and life on our planet, how to generate prevention plans for health problems, how to include multiple perspectives when developing solutions and, finally, how laws and policies to protect the common environmental are generated.

    Entry requirement

    Students are allowed to enter this major when they either have successfully completed a general biology course prior to entering EUC or have passed the EUC course LSC214 General Biology in the first year.

    Coordinator: Dr A. Vasques

    Mandatory courses at 200 level (35 EC)

    • Principles of Ecology (LSC)   
    • Applied Game Theory (INT)
    • Food & Nutrition (LSC)
    • The Climate Crisis (ECB/HUM)
    • Plant Biology & Diversity (LSC)
    • Political Institutions & Public Governance (SBS)
    • Intermediate Statistics I (INT)

    Mandatory courses at 300 level (25 EC)

    • Epidemiology & Global Health (LSC)
    • Additionally choose at least 20 EC at 300 level from:
      • EUR Minor Think Green: Ecological & Economic Perspectives for a Sustainable Environment (15 EC; Q1) or a minor in the field of Sustainability that is approved by the Head of the Life Science Department (e.g. Sustainable Development at Leiden University)
      • Plant Physiology & Sustainable Agriculture (LSC) Q2
      • Off campus / exchange courses approved by the Head of the Life Sciences Department and the Examination Board (200 / 300 level)

    The major Sustainability needs to be concluded with a Capstone of 15 EC.

Humanities Majors

  • The curriculum is structured around four recurring themes – technology, economy, culture and politics – that are combined in innovative courses rooted in our intellectual heritage. Students thus gain extensive knowledge of, and learn to critically reflect on, the historical processes and social developments as well as the institutions and interfaces that have shaped today’s world and continue to shape the 21st century.

    The majors and minors in the Humanities Department are designed to educate the critical thinkers, cultural entrepreneurs, ethical managers and informed citizens of tomorrow.  They will open a wide variety of diverse career paths to our students in fields such as academia, the cultural sector, media & communication or the creative economy.

    Moreover, the intellectual versatility, the capacity to reflect on and see through complex problems and the reading and writing skills acquired in and through the humanities will benefit our students in whatever position they may find themselves later on in their lives. As medical doctors they will be trained in assessing ethical dilemmas; as managers they will be able to critically reflect on their own judgments and those of others; as CEOs or entrepreneurs they will be able to formulate inspiring visions while taking their feasibility into account; and as politicians they will be able to convincingly convey their message and find flaws in the opponent’s rhetoric. An education in the Humanities is therefore pivotal to any professional in our fast-changing and highly complex 21st century.

    Entry requirement

    The major Humanities has no entry requirement.

    Coordinator: Dr R. van den Akker

    Mandatory courses for the major in Humanities at 200 level (20 EC)

    • Critical Theory
    • Late Modernity: Globalisation, Neoliberalisation & Mediatisation
    • Qualitative Research
    • Intermediate Statistics I

    Additionally, 40 EC of which at least 20 EC at 300 level offered by and/or recognised by the Humanities department:

    • Feminist Philosophy: Bodies, Boundaries, and Beyond (300 level)
    • Post-Colonial Theory: Critical Perspectives from the Global South (300 level)
    • Revolutions in World History (200 level)
    • The Avant-Garde: Experimental Art, Photography & Film (200 level)
    • Understanding Contemporary Art (200 level)
    • Aesthetics & Politics: A Genealogy of Social Order (300 level)
    • Watching Film and Television: Analysing Visual Culture (300 level)
    • Early Modern Political Philosophy (200 level)
    • Contemporary Political Philosophy (300 level)
    • The Climate Crisis: Ecology, Economy & Politics in the Anthropocene (200 level)
    • Foundations of Political Economy (200 level)
    • Data Visualisation (200 level)
    • Multiple Modernities: Historical Perspectives from the Global South (300 level)
    • Digital Cultures & Information Wars: Algorithms, Memes & More (300 level)
    • Literature & Politics (200 level)
    • Analysing Contemporary Literature (200 level)
    • Images & Power: Foundations of Media Studies (300 level)
    • Close Reading Nietzsche: The Gay Science (300 level)
    • Intermediate Statistics II (200 level)
    • EUR minor that is approved by the HUM department (15 EC)
    • Off campus / exchange courses approved by the Head of the Humanities Department and the Examination Board (200 / 300 level)

    The major Humanities needs to be concluded with a Capstone of 15 EC.

  • The major in Cultural Analysis offers students an interdisciplinary approach to the critical analysis of contemporary culture. In the field of cultural studies, culture is defined as a constantly changing set of practices, to which meanings are given by the members of a society or group. These meanings are constructed, and structure the way people behave. Through the study of cultural phenomena, such as works of art and literature, TV & cinema, digital media, and popular culture, as well as the social, economic, political and historical contexts in which they are situated, students learn to analyse culture, with the aim to critically question its implied normativity. The major also provides students with a range of theoretical perspectives from which to approach cultural texts, by drawing from history and medium-specific-, aesthetic-, critical-, post-colonial- and feminist theory. In doing so, this major provides students with the critical tools to read cultural texts, and in addition makes visible the position of the researcher, in this case the students themselves, as situated in a specific cultural context which influences their own meaning making. This is a key skill for critical world citizenship in the twenty-first century. The major in Cultural Analysis prepares students for further studies in the fields of art history and cultural theory, media and cultural studies, and visual culture.

    Entry requirement

    The major Cultural Analysis has no entry requirement.

    Coordinator: T. de Groot

    Mandatory courses at 200 level (15 EC)

    • Critical Theory
    • Images & Power: Foundations of Media Studies
    • Late Modernity: Globalisation, Neoliberalisation & Mediatisation

    Mandatory courses at 300 level (5 EC)

    • Feminist Philosophy: Bodies, Binaries & Beyond or Post-Colonial Theory: Critical Perspectives from the Global South

    Additionally, 40 EC of which at least 15 EC in courses at 300 level from the following options:

    • The Avant-Garde: Experimental Art, Photography & Film (200 level)
    • Understanding Contemporary Art (200 level)
    • Aesthetics & Politics: A Genealogy of Social Order (300 level)
    • Literature & Politics (200 level)
    • Revolutions in World History (200 level)
    • Analysing Contemporary Literature (200 level)
    • Digital Cultures & Information Wars: Algorithms, Memes & More (300 level) 
    • Multiple Modernities: Historical Perspectives from the Global South (300 level)
    • Watching Film & Television: Analysing Visual Culture (300 level)
    • Close Reading Nietzsche: The Gay Science (300 level)
    • Data Visualisation (200 level)
    • Qualitative Research (200 level)
    • Intermediate Statistics I (200 level)
    • EUR minor that is approved by the Head of the Humanities Department (15 EC)
    • Off campus / exchange courses approved by the Head of the Humanities Department and the Examination Board (200 / 300 level)

    The major Cultural Analysis needs to be concluded with a Capstone of 15 EC.

  • The major Political Philosophy & Critical Theory aims to provide a broad but focussed programme that addresses the most relevant traditions in continental political thought of the past 500 years. In addition, it aims to bring into focus the tradition of critical thinking that emerged in the mid-19th century – including its many influences on, and adaptations by, other critical academic disciplines – along with the influence of this kind of thinking on contemporary academic and public debates. 

    In the courses on political philosophy, the focus is on such diverse issues as the notion of rights, sovereignty, governance, political institutions, freedom and equality, justice, democracy, and many others. Early Modern Political Philosophy, Contemporary Political Philosophy, and Modernity span Western political thought that emerged during the Renaissance up to the most recent and more internationally oriented theoretical perspectives on democracy and politics (i.e., from Machiavelli, Spinoza, Montesquieu and Rousseau, via Kant, Hegel and Marx, to Kelsen and Schmitt, Rawls, Habermas and Laclau). The course Aesthetics and Politics shows the intrinsic relationship between political theory and art theory from Ancient Greece (Plato, Aristotle) to Modernity (Schiller, Wagner).

    The critical theoretical line of this major revolves around the academic traditions that were initiated in the 19th century, with critiques of modern society, industrial capitalism and its accompanying bourgeois liberal culture (from Marx, Nietzsche and Freud). We focus on the continuation of this way of thinking in the works of scholars from the Frankfurt School (Adorno, Horkheimer, Marcuse), the French tradition that emerged in Vincennes, Paris (Foucault, Deleuze, Guattari, Rancière) and the Birmingham School (Williams, Hall, Gilroy). Other lines of critical thought that students will become acquainted with in this major are the perspectives of feminist philosophy and post-colonial theory, by reading texts from crucial feminist thinkers such as de Beauvoir, Butler, bell hooks and Haraway; and influential post-colonial authors such as Fanon, Said and Spivak.

    In general, this major prepares students to reflect critically on the history of the present, but also equips them to analyse their own time and their possible immediate future(s). For example, in the course Late Modernity students critically reflect on pressing issues in the here and now, such as neoliberalisation, precarisation, the debt economy, mediatisation and the climate crisis.

    Entry requirement

    The major Political Philosophy & Critical Theory has no entry requirement.

    Coordinator: Dr C. van der Veeke

    Mandatory courses at 200 level (15 EC)

    • Critical Theory
    • Late Modernity: Globalisation, Neoliberalisation & Mediatisation
    • Early Modern Political Philosophy

    Mandatory courses at 300 level (25 EC)

    • Contemporary Political Philosophy
    • Aesthetics & Politics: A Genealogy of Social Order
    • Close Reading Nietzsche: The Gay Science
    • Feminist Philosophy: Bodies, Binaries and Beyond
    • Post-Colonial Theory: Critical Perspectives from the Global South

    Additionally, 20 EC at 200/300 level in courses approved by the Head of the Humanities Department and the Examination Board.

    Recommended courses for the major Political Philosophy & Critical Theory

    • Understanding Politics (200 level)
    • The Climate Crisis: Ecology, Economy, and Politics in the Anthropocene (200 level)
    • Foundations of Political Economy (200 level)
    • Multiple Modernities: Historical Perspectives from the Global South (300 level)

    The major Political Philosophy & Critical Theory needs to be concluded with a Capstone of 15 EC.

    If you wish to follow a master programme at Erasmus School of Philosophy at EUR, you need to obtain a total of 60 ECs in philosophy-related courses. By taking the ACC course Modernity (5 EC), the mandatory courses in this major (40 EC) and the Capstone (15 EC), students meet this criterion.

    • The major in Philosophy, Politics & Economics (PPE) is intended for students with a keen interest in diverse perspectives on contemporary issues. By combining courses from the departments of Humanities, Economics & Business and Social & Behavioural Sciences, students will gain insight in the various ways in which these respective disciplines frame and analyse, the social, economic and political developments that have shaped societies in the past and will continue to do so in the future. Throughout the major, students address themes that are pivotal to understanding today’s world – from the emergence of industrial societies and the rise of network societies to micro- and macroeconomy and from globalisation and international relations to political economies and policy frameworks. Students also discuss the works of classical scholars such as Plato and Aristotle, Adam Smith and Karl Marx, Max Weber and Emile Durkheim, alongside various other key texts from the disciplines of philosophy, economy and social sciences.

      The PPE major thus offers a comprehensive introduction to the core subjects in Politics, Philosophy and Economics, augmented by (interdisciplinary) courses on themes and subjects that cross the boundaries between these fields, as well as skills courses. To reflect this multi- and interdisciplinary nature, students are asked to choose from each discipline the following core courses, as well as 15 EC in electives from within the fields.

      Entry requirement

      For the PPE major it is required to successfully complete the EUC course INT200 Mathematics.

      Coordinator: Dr Robin van den Akker

      Mandatory courses at 200 level (60 EC)

      • Microeconomics
      • Macroeconomics
      • Foundations of Political Economy
      • Late Modernity
      • Critical Theory
      • Understanding Politics
      • International Relations
      • Political Institutions & Public Governance
      • Early Modern Political Philosophy
      • Intermediate Statistics I
      • Intermediate Statistics II, or Principles of Econometrics
      • Qualitative Methods

      Mandatory courses at 300 level (15 EC)

      • International Economics
      • Contemporary Political Philosophy
      • Aesthetics & Politics

      Additionally at least 15 EC in courses at 200/300 level, with at least 5 EC on 300 level, choose from:

      • The Climate Crisis: Ecology, Economics & Politics in the Anthropocene (200 level)
      • Applied Game Theory (200 level)
      • Behavioural Economics (200 level)
      • Feminist Philosophy: Bodies, Boundaries & Beyond (300 level)
      • Post-Colonial Theory: Critical Perspectives from the Global South (300 level)
      • Multiple Modernities: Historical Perspectives from the Global South (300 level)
      • Close Reading Nietzsche (300 level)
      • Conflict Resolution (300 level)
      • Security studies (300 level)
      • Global view on Migration (300 level)
      • Islam: a Political History (300 level)
      • Middle East Politics (300 level)
      • History, Politics & Economics of European Integration (300 level)
      • Economics of Markets & Organisations (300 level)
      • Impact Evaluation (300 level)
      • Off campus / exchange courses approved by the Head of the Humanities Department and the Examination Board (200/300 level)

      The major Philosophy, Politics & Economics needs to be concluded with a Capstone of 15 EC.

    • The achievement of sustainability, or ‘the requirement of our generation to manage resources such that the average quality of life that we ensure ourselves can potentially be shared by all future generations’ (Asheim and Brekke, 1993) can be considered one of the main challenges of our times. For sustainability to be achieved, environmental, social and economic aspects all need to be in balance. However, the application of such an interdisciplinary approach to sustainability can be hindered by the mono-disciplinary approach of today’s highly specialised world. In this major, you will acquire the tools to think critically about the most pressing challenges of our time and the skills to find creative solutions for such challenges. Each course is embedded in an interdisciplinary framework that will guide you through different perspectives, from Life Sciences and Social Sciences to Economics and Humanities. In this major, you will develop research-oriented skills with a strong focus on solving complex multi-perspective and multi-disciplinary current issues. In particular, thanks to the emphasis given to the intrinsic relationships between humans and the natural environment, you will learn how natural and ecological systems work, how cities can be smart and sustainable, how policies and organisations contribute to sustainability, how the current ethical and historical perspectives influence the climate crisis, how plants are a foundation for people and life on our planet, how to generate prevention plans for health problems, how to include multiple perspectives when developing solutions and, finally, how laws and policies to protect the common environmental are generated.

      Entry requirement

      Students are allowed to enter this major when they either have successfully completed a general biology course prior to entering EUC or have passed the EUC course LSC214 General Biology in the first year.

      Coordinator: Dr A. Vasques

      Mandatory courses at 200 level (35 EC)

      • Principles of Ecology (LSC)   
      • Applied Game Theory (INT)
      • Food & Nutrition (LSC)
      • The Climate Crisis (ECB/HUM)
      • Plant Biology & Diversity (LSC)
      • Political Institutions & Public Governance (SBS)
      • Intermediate Statistics I (INT)

      Mandatory courses at 300 level (25 EC)

      • Epidemiology & Global Health (LSC)
      • Additionally choose at least 20 EC at 300 level from:
        • EUR Minor Think Green: Ecological & Economic Perspectives for a Sustainable Environment (15 EC; Q1) or a minor in the field of Sustainability that is approved by the Head of the Life Science Department (e.g. Sustainable Development at Leiden University)
        • Plant Physiology & Sustainable Agriculture (LSC) Q2
        • Off campus / exchange courses approved by the Head of the Life Sciences Department and the Examination Board (200 / 300 level)

      The major Sustainability needs to be concluded with a Capstone of 15 EC.

    Life Sciences Majors

    • The major Life Sciences is a cross-disciplinary programme that features core courses in the fundamental biological sciences (such as molecular and cellular biology, plant biology, microbiology and human physiology) and specialisations that range from genetics to multidisciplinary and applied life sciences, such as ecology and evolutionary biology. One of the most appealing aspects of the major in Life Sciences is its comprehensive nature. The major is highly suited for students interested in a career in the biological sciences in its broadest sense from research to policy-making.

      Entry requirements

      Students are allowed to enter this major when they either have successfully completed a general biology course prior to entering EUC or have passed the EUC course LSC214 General Biology in the first year.

      Coordinator: Dr S. Mugnai

      Mandatory courses at 200 level (35 EC)

      • Biochemistry
      • Principles of Ecology
      • Plant Biology & Diversity
      • Molecular & Cellular Biology
      • Molecular & Cellular Biology Lab
      • Human Physiology
      • Micro- & Immunobiology

      Mandatory courses at 300 level (10 EC):

      • Molecular & Clinical Genetics
      • Genes, Brain & Society

      Additionally choose at least 15 EC at 300 level from:

      • EUR minor Think Green: Ecological & Economic Perspectives for a Sustainable Environment (15 EC)
      • EUR minor in the field of Life Sciences that is approved by the Head of the Life Sciences Department (15 EC)
      • Evolutionary Biology (300 level)
      • Plant Physiology & Sustainable Agriculture (300 level)
      • Off campus / exchange courses approved by the Head of the Life Sciences Department and the Examination Board (200 / 300 level)

      The Major Life Sciences needs to be concluded with a Capstone of 15 EC.

    • The major in Molecular & Cellular Biology focuses on the study of molecular structures and processes within the cells and their roles in the function, reproduction and development of organisms. This covers a broad range of specialised disciplines such as biochemistry, microbiology, molecular biology, genetics, cell physiology, cell anatomy and immunology.

      Entry requirements

      Students are allowed to enter this major when they either have successfully completed a general biology course prior to entering EUC or have passed the EUC course LSC214 General Biology in the first year.

      Coordinator: Dr S. Mazurek

      Mandatory courses at 200 level (35 EC)

      • Biochemistry
      • Molecular & Cellular Biology
      • Molecular & Cellular Biology Lab
      • Embryology & Developmental Biology
      • Human Physiology
      • Intermediate Statistics I
      • Micro- & Immunobiology

      Mandatory courses at 300 level (5 EC)

      • Molecular & Clinical Genetics

      Additionally, choose 20 EC of which at least 15 EC at 300 level:

      • EUR / Erasmus MC minor Biomedical Research in Practise (15 EC)
      • EUR / Erasmus MC minor Genetica in de Maatschappij, (Dutch with English literature, 15 EC)
      • EUR minor in the field of Molecular & Cellular Biology that is approved by the Head of the Life Sciences Department (15 EC)
      • Off campus / exchange courses approved by the Head of the Life Sciences Department and the Examination Board (200 / 300 level)

      The major Molecular & Cellular Biology needs to be concluded with a Capstone of 15 EC.

    • The major in Neuroscience offers students a multidisciplinary study of biological subjects that focus on the human central nervous system. The major is designed for students with a strong interest in neurobiology and the way in which the brain governs behaviour.

      Entry requirements

      Students are allowed to enter this major when they either have successfully completed a general biology course prior to entering EUC or have passed the EUC course LSC214 General Biology in the first year.

      Coordinator: Dr C. Müller

      Mandatory courses at 200 level (35 EC)

      • Biochemistry
      • Computer Science M or Computer Science P
      • Molecular & Cellular Biology
      • Molecular & Cellular Biology Lab
      • Human Physiology
      • Intermediate Statistics I
      • Micro- & Immunobiology

      Mandatory courses at 300 level (10 EC)

      • Cognitive Neuroscience
      • Genes, Brain & Society

      Additionally choose at least 15 EC at 200/300 level from:

      • EUR Minor in the field of Neurosciences approved by the Head of the Life Sciences Department (15 EC)
      • Off campus / exchange courses approved by the Head of the Life Sciences Department and the Examination Board (200 / 300 level)

      The major Neuroscience needs to be concluded with a Capstone of 15 EC.

    • The Pre-Med major is a programme that will prepare you for admission to (i) the Premaster programme (in Dutch) at the Erasmus Medical Centre (MC), (ii) the School of Medicine (in English) of St. George’s University (SGU), Grenada, or (iii) another Biomedical master programme. The Premaster programme is open for up to 24 Pre-Med graduates per year (see below). The School of Medicine of SGU is open for up to 10 Pre-Med graduates per year.

      EUC and Erasmus MC have agreed that BSc students from EUC should be able to enter the Erasmus MC Medical Master (MMSc). In order to do so, students are required to follow the Pre-Med major at EUC, and they will have to participate in a 1-year premaster programme at Erasmus MC after graduating from EUC and before entering the MMSc. The Pre-Med major does not guarantee access to the premaster programme as there are entry requirements regarding:

      • the number of students; a maximum of 24 Pre-Med graduates/year are allowed to enter the premaster programme;
      • mastery of the Dutch language (at least B2 level, certified with the NT-2 exam or a pass for Dutch on a ‘VWO’ diploma), because both the premaster programme and the MMSc are taught in Dutch;
      • the GPA obtained for the Pre-Med courses;
      • the extra-curricular activities performed besides the EUC Bachelor diploma;
      • the results from a limited number of premaster entry tests, which will have to be taken during the final semester at EUC.

      In the Pre-Med major students will obtain a basic knowledge of the Life Sciences as well as the Medical Sciences. Fields of study include:

      • fundamental biology, including human anatomy and physiology;
      • selected issues of health and disease;
      • the medical process and the scientific basis of medicine;
      • epidemiology and research methodology;
      • medical statistics;
      • general clinical skills, including anamnesis, physical examination, clinical reasoning and therapeutic skills; and
      • (medical) professional behaviour.

      Entry requirements

      Students are allowed to enter this major when they

      • either have successfully completed a general biology course prior to entering EUC or have passed the EUC course LSC214 General Biology in the first year; and
      • have taken and passed the course LSC218 Life Support; and
      • have taken and passed the course LSC216 Medical Ethics; this course may also be taken during the second year, i.e. during the Pre-Med major.

      Coordinator: Dr M. Martinez Claros

      Mandatory courses at 200 level (35 EC):

      • Biochemistry
      • Molecular & Cellular Biology
      • Clinical Psychology
      • Human Physiology
      • Embryology & Developmental Biology
      • Human Anatomy
      • Micro- & Immunobiology
      • Follow the Doctor (pass/fail, 0 EC)

      Mandatory courses at 300 level (30 / 35 EC)

      • Pathology & Pathogenesis I - Cardiology
      • Pathology & Pathogenesis II - Pulmonology
      • Pathology & Pathogenesis III - Nephrology
      • Pathology & Pathogenesis IV - Nutritional and Gastrointestinal Diseases
      • Pathology & Pathogenesis V - Metabolism and Hormonal T Regulation
      • Epidemiology & Global Health
      • Clinical Reasoning & Consultation (Quad 1-4, in Dutch)*

      * The course Clinical Reasoning & Consultation is mandatory for students who wish to enter the premaster programme (see above); students who are not proficient in the Dutch language and/or do not wish to enrol in the premaster programme do not need to follow this course.

      The Pre-Med major needs to be concluded with a Capstone of 15 EC.

      Partnership EUC and SGU

      Graduates from EUC's Pre-Med Major who do not wish to follow the Dutch-spoken programmes offered in the Erasmus MC Premaster and Erasmus MC Medicine Master are eligible to apply to the English-spoken programme of the Medical School of St. George's University (SGU) in Grenada, West Indies (http://www.sgu.edu/). SGU’s Medical School has contributed more than 14,000 physicians to the global physician workforce through their renowned and accredited Doctor of Medicine (MD) program. A maximum of 10 EUC Pre-Med Major graduates per year are selected for entry to SGU's Medical School.

      To be qualified for admission to SGU's Medical School, EUC students must meet the following admission criteria:

      • They must have obtained the BSc degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences of EUC with the Pre-Med Major;
      • They must have achieved a grade point average (GPA) of C for the courses that form part of the Pre-Med Major;
      • Their application needs to be accompanied by a letter from the Dean of EUC.

      An offer of admission to SGU's Medical School will only be made to qualified students, who satisfy all respective admissions requirements, after an admission interview is conducted by SGU.

    • This major is intended for students who are interested in the health problems of communities and the actions that will protect or improve the lives of large numbers of individuals within communities. The work of public health professionals is distinct from the work of clinical professionals, who typically treat individuals with health problems. Public health actions often involve research and educational and/ or governmental approaches that protect communities, prevent diseases, and address issues such as obesity, smoking, and access to healthcare. The major is especially appropriate for students who wish to pursue advanced studies that would lead to research, project management, and leadership positions in governmental or non-governmental organisations that deal with current and emerging health concerns throughout the world.

      Entry requirements

      Students are allowed to enter this major when they either have successfully completed a general biology course prior to entering EUC or have passed the EUC course LSC214 General Biology in the first year.

      Coordinator: Dr M. Hartman

      Mandatory courses at 200 level (25 EC)

      • Food & Nutrition
      • Human Physiology
      • Qualitative research
      • Intermediate Statistics I
      • Intermediate Statistics II

      Mandatory courses at 300 level (15 EC)

      • Epidemiology & Global Health
      • Governing Healthy Cities
      • Health Psychology
      • Impact evaluation
      • Additionally choose at least 15 EC at 300 level from:
        • EUR minor Global Health (Erasmus MC) or
        • EUR minor Public Health: de Gezonde Grote Stad (ESHPM)
        • Off campus / exchange courses approved by the Head of the Life Sciences Department and the Examination Board (200 / 300 level)

      The major Public & Global Health needs to be concluded with a Capstone of 15 EC.

    • The achievement of sustainability, or ‘the requirement of our generation to manage resources such that the average quality of life that we ensure ourselves can potentially be shared by all future generations’ (Asheim and Brekke, 1993) can be considered one of the main challenges of our times. For sustainability to be achieved, environmental, social and economic aspects all need to be in balance. However, the application of such an interdisciplinary approach to sustainability can be hindered by the mono-disciplinary approach of today’s highly specialised world. In this major, you will acquire the tools to think critically about the most pressing challenges of our time and the skills to find creative solutions for such challenges. Each course is embedded in an interdisciplinary framework that will guide you through different perspectives, from Life Sciences and Social Sciences to Economics and Humanities. In this major, you will develop research-oriented skills with a strong focus on solving complex multi-perspective and multi-disciplinary current issues. In particular, thanks to the emphasis given to the intrinsic relationships between humans and the natural environment, you will learn how natural and ecological systems work, how cities can be smart and sustainable, how policies and organisations contribute to sustainability, how the current ethical and historical perspectives influence the climate crisis, how plants are a foundation for people and life on our planet, how to generate prevention plans for health problems, how to include multiple perspectives when developing solutions and, finally, how laws and policies to protect the common environmental are generated.

      Entry requirement

      Students are allowed to enter this major when they either have successfully completed a general biology course prior to entering EUC or have passed the EUC course LSC214 General Biology in the first year.

      Coordinator: Dr A. Vasques

      Mandatory courses at 200 level (35 EC)

      • Principles of Ecology (LSC)   
      • Applied Game Theory (INT)
      • Food & Nutrition (LSC)
      • The Climate Crisis (ECB/HUM)
      • Plant Biology & Diversity (LSC)
      • Political Institutions & Public Governance (SBS)
      • Intermediate Statistics I (INT)

      Mandatory courses at 300 level (25 EC)

      • Epidemiology & Global Health (LSC)
      • Additionally choose at least 20 EC at 300 level from:
        • EUR Minor Think Green: Ecological & Economic Perspectives for a Sustainable Environment (15 EC; Q1) or a minor in the field of Sustainability that is approved by the Head of the Life Science Department (e.g. Sustainable Development at Leiden University)
        • Plant Physiology & Sustainable Agriculture (LSC) Q2
        • Off campus / exchange courses approved by the Head of the Life Sciences Department and the Examination Board (200 / 300 level)

      The major Sustainability needs to be concluded with a Capstone of 15 EC.

    Social & Behavioural Sciences Majors

    • The major Sociology prepares students to be future analysts of contemporary societies. Sociology helps you to both understand and change the world you live in. The study of sociology links together the social, economic, political, cultural and ecological aspects of a changing global society. Processes such as urbanisation, globalisation, individualisation, the increasing salience of new media, and modernisation in general have had profound impact on both people and places. Classical sociological themes as social inequality, social cohesion and identity are introduced with a diverse range of concrete issues, and their main themes are reviewed and assessed with empirical research. Graduates with a major in sociology are capable of applying their knowledge to relate everyday situations – in organisations, families, or society in general – to broader social structures and developments, thereby contributing invaluable insights into the workings of society.

      Entry requirement

      The major Sociology has no entry requirement.

      Coordinator: R. Kemmers

      Mandatory courses at 200 level (25 EC):

      • Highlights of Sociology
      • Deviance
      • Qualitative Research
      • Intermediate Statistics I
      • Gender Equality

      Mandatory courses at 300 level (15 EC)

      • Stratification
      • Individualisation & Globalisation
      • A Global View on Migration

      Additionally, choose 20 EC in courses of which at least 5 EC at 300 level:

      • Leadership Studies (200 level)
      • Critical Theory (200 level)
      • Political Institutions & Public Governance (200 level)
      • Feminist Philosophy (300 level)
      • Digital Cultures & Information Wars: Algorithms, Memes & More (300 level)
      • EUR minor approved by the Head of the Social & Behavioural Sciences Department
         (15 EC)
      • Off campus / exchange courses approved by the Head of the Social & Behavioural Sciences Department and the Examination Board (200 / 300 level)

      The major Sociology needs to be concluded with a Capstone of 15 EC.

    • The major Psychology introduces students to the fascinating world of human behaviour: why do we behave as we do? In this major you will learn how to use scientific findings and psychological methods to understand and analyse human behaviour, cognitions and emotions, and how to apply these findings and methods to help people to improve their behaviour, cognitions, and emotions. This scientific knowledge can be applied, but is not limited to, the fields of work, sport, law and physical or mental health. The major Psychology offers courses in basic or fundamental psychology (e.g., cognitive and personality psychology) and applied psychology (e.g. clinical, developmental and health psychology). In addition, the major Psychology provides students with the basic interpersonal skills and tools to assess clients’ behaviour and needs. It furthermore develops students’ statistical knowledge to be able to conduct research in psychology and related fields, and it helps students to develop their scientific writing skills.

      Students who major in this programme can follow a master programme in the various fields of psychology and pedagogy or in health sciences.

      Entry requirement

      The major Psychology has no entry requirement.

      Coordinator: L. Giel

      Mandatory courses at 200 level (35 EC)

      • Personality Psychology
      • Clinical Psychology
      • Qualitative Research
      • Intermediate Statistics I
      • Intermediate Statistics II
      • Cognitive Psychology
      • Developmental Psychology

      Mandatory courses at 300 level (15 EC)

      • Clinical Communication Skills
      • Psycho-diagnostics
      • Health Psychology

      Additionally, choose 10 EC of which at least 5 EC at 300 level from: 

      • Behavioural Economics (200 level)
      • Leadership Studies** (200 level)
      • Legal Psychology (300 level)
      • Governing Healthy Cities (300 level)
      • Cognitive Neuroscience (LSC)* (300 level)
      • Genes, Brain & Society (LSC)* (300 levels)
      • HR Management (300 level)
      • Organisational Theory (ECB)** (300 level)
      • EUR minor approved by the Head of the Social & Behavioural Sciences Department
      • Off campus / exchange courses approved by the Head of the Social & Behavioural Sciences Department and the Examination Board (200 / 300 level)

      * If you wish to follow the master programme Clinical Psychology or Brain & Cognition at EUR the courses Cognitive Neuroscience (LSC305) and Genes, Brain & Society (LSC309) are recommended.

      ** If you wish to follow the master programme Positive Organisational Psychology at the EUR, the courses Leadership Studies (ECB206) and Organisational Theory (ECB316) are mandatory.

      The major Psychology needs to be concluded with a Capstone of 15 EC.

    • The major in International Law offers courses in law placed in an international context. The courses offered at 200- and 300 level provide students with the necessary legal skills and deepen their knowledge of both private and public law. After completion of the International Law major, students will be prepared for ongoing studies at various internationally orientated master programmes at Erasmus School of Law or abroad.

      Entry requirement

      The major International Law has no entry requirement.

      Coordinator: A. Sarris

      Mandatory courses at 200 level (40 EC):

      • Introduction to Law
      • Public International Law
      • European Union Law
      • International Human Rights Law
      • Qualitative Research
      • EU as an International Actor
      • Legal Academic Writing
      • International Dispute Settlement

      Mandatory courses at 300 level (5 EC):

      • International Criminal Law

      Additionally, choose 15 EC in courses at 300 level from:

      • Narratives of Law & Justice
      • International Environmental & Energy Law
      • Legal Psychology
      • Individualisation & Globalisation
      • EUR Minor / off campus courses approved by the Head of the Social & Behavioural Sciences Department and the Examination Board

      The Major International Law needs to be concluded with a Capstone of 15 EC.

    • The major in Political Science & International Relations (POLIR) introduces you to the dynamic world of politics.

      POLIR provides you with essential analytical tools to become a critical world citizen in an increasingly interdependent world. You will analyse political behaviour and processes across local, national, regional and international levels.

      POLIR lays an interdisciplinary foundation by familiarising you with the sub-fields of comparative politics, international relations, public administration and political theory. You will develop research and writing skills. In addition, a diverse range of assessment methods will also allow you to develop skills in analysing policy, visualising data, and negotiation.

      You will gain an understanding of world affairs by focussing on how states, non-state actors, and international organisations interact with each other. Combining critical and empirical outlooks, issues will be explored that are reshaping 21st century politics in areas such as conflict, diplomacy and global governance. Studying politics from the perspectives of philosophy, policy, identity, history, economy, the role of the state and other emerging forms of governance will result in a well-rounded understanding of today’s global political arena.

      POLIR represents a truly interdisciplinary field. By exploring politics from multiple Western and non-Western perspectives, this programme enables you to make connections across geographic and disciplinary boundaries. A broad range of electives allows you to customise your own curriculum to your personal interest.

      Having critical insight into politics at various levels is a useful asset in a wide range of careers. POLIR is thus a versatile major that will help you prepare for a variety of master programmes and careers.

      Entry requirement

      The major Political Science & International Relations has no entry requirement.

      Coordinator: Dr W. Vloeberghs

      Mandatory courses at 200 level (25 EC)

      • Understanding Politics
      • International Relations: Theories, Approaches & Themes
      • Political Institutions & Public Governance
      • Qualitative Research or Intermediate Statistics I
      • Early Modern Political Philosophy

      Mandatory courses at 300 level (10 EC)

       

      • Middle East Politics or European Integration
      • Conflict Resolution or Security Studies

      Additionally, choose 25 EC which at least 10 EC at 300 level:

      • Gender Equality (200 level)
      • Data Visualisation (200 level)
      • Applied Game Theory (200 level)
      • Foundations of Political Economy (200 level)
      • Qualitative Research (200 level)
      • Intermediate Statistics I (200 level)
      • EU Decision Making (300 level)
      • Islam: a Political History (300 level)
      • Middle East Politics or European Integration (300 level)
      • A Global View on Migration (300 level)
      • Contemporary Political Philosophy or Post-Colonial Theory (300 level)
      • Multiple Modernities: Historical Perspectives from the Global South (300 level)
      • Conflict Resolution or Security Studies (300 level)
      • Study Exchange: Middle East (conditional) (300 level)
      • EUR minor approved by the Head of the Social & Behavioural Sciences Department
        (15 EC)
      • Off campus / exchange courses approved by the Head of the Social & Behavioural Sciences Department and the Examination Board (200 / 300 level)

      The major Political Science & International Relations needs to be concluded with a Capstone of 15 EC.

    • The major in Philosophy, Politics & Economics (PPE) is intended for students with a keen interest in diverse perspectives on contemporary issues. By combining courses from the departments of Humanities, Economics & Business and Social & Behavioural Sciences, students will gain insight in the various ways in which these respective disciplines frame and analyse, the social, economic and political developments that have shaped societies in the past and will continue to do so in the future. Throughout the major, students address themes that are pivotal to understanding today’s world – from the emergence of industrial societies and the rise of network societies to micro- and macroeconomy and from globalisation and international relations to political economies and policy frameworks. Students also discuss the works of classical scholars such as Plato and Aristotle, Adam Smith and Karl Marx, Max Weber and Emile Durkheim, alongside various other key texts from the disciplines of philosophy, economy and social sciences.

      The PPE major thus offers a comprehensive introduction to the core subjects in Politics, Philosophy and Economics, augmented by (interdisciplinary) courses on themes and subjects that cross the boundaries between these fields, as well as skills courses. To reflect this multi- and interdisciplinary nature, students are asked to choose from each discipline the following core courses, as well as 15 EC in electives from within the fields.

      Entry requirement

      For the PPE major it is required to successfully complete the EUC course INT200 Mathematics.

      Coordinator: Dr Robin van den Akker

      Mandatory courses at 200 level (60 EC)

      • Microeconomics
      • Macroeconomics
      • Foundations of Political Economy
      • Late Modernity
      • Critical Theory
      • Understanding Politics
      • International Relations
      • Political Institutions & Public Governance
      • Early Modern Political Philosophy
      • Intermediate Statistics I
      • Intermediate Statistics II, or Principles of Econometrics
      • Qualitative Methods

      Mandatory courses at 300 level (15 EC)

      • International Economics
      • Contemporary Political Philosophy
      • Aesthetics & Politics

      Additionally at least 15 EC in courses at 200/300 level, with at least 5 EC on 300 level, choose from:

      • The Climate Crisis: Ecology, Economics & Politics in the Anthropocene (200 level)
      • Applied Game Theory (200 level)
      • Behavioural Economics (200 level)
      • Feminist Philosophy: Bodies, Boundaries & Beyond (300 level)
      • Post-Colonial Theory: Critical Perspectives from the Global South (300 level)
      • Multiple Modernities: Historical Perspectives from the Global South (300 level)
      • Close Reading Nietzsche (300 level)
      • Conflict Resolution (300 level)
      • Security studies (300 level)
      • Global view on Migration (300 level)
      • Islam: a Political History (300 level)
      • Middle East Politics (300 level)
      • History, Politics & Economics of European Integration (300 level)
      • Economics of Markets & Organisations (300 level)
      • Impact Evaluation (300 level)
      • Off campus / exchange courses approved by the Head of the Humanities Department and the Examination Board (200/300 level)

      The major Philosophy, Politics & Economics needs to be concluded with a Capstone of 15 EC.

    • The achievement of sustainability, or ‘the requirement of our generation to manage resources such that the average quality of life that we ensure ourselves can potentially be shared by all future generations’ (Asheim and Brekke, 1993) can be considered one of the main challenges of our times. For sustainability to be achieved, environmental, social and economic aspects all need to be in balance. However, the application of such an interdisciplinary approach to sustainability can be hindered by the mono-disciplinary approach of today’s highly specialised world. In this major, you will acquire the tools to think critically about the most pressing challenges of our time and the skills to find creative solutions for such challenges. Each course is embedded in an interdisciplinary framework that will guide you through different perspectives, from Life Sciences and Social Sciences to Economics and Humanities. In this major, you will develop research-oriented skills with a strong focus on solving complex multi-perspective and multi-disciplinary current issues. In particular, thanks to the emphasis given to the intrinsic relationships between humans and the natural environment, you will learn how natural and ecological systems work, how cities can be smart and sustainable, how policies and organisations contribute to sustainability, how the current ethical and historical perspectives influence the climate crisis, how plants are a foundation for people and life on our planet, how to generate prevention plans for health problems, how to include multiple perspectives when developing solutions and, finally, how laws and policies to protect the common environmental are generated.

      Entry requirement

      Students are allowed to enter this major when they either have successfully completed a general biology course prior to entering EUC or have passed the EUC course LSC214 General Biology in the first year.

      Coordinator: Dr A. Vasques

      Mandatory courses at 200 level (35 EC)

      • Principles of Ecology (LSC)   
      • Applied Game Theory (INT)
      • Food & Nutrition (LSC)
      • The Climate Crisis (ECB/HUM)
      • Plant Biology & Diversity (LSC)
      • Political Institutions & Public Governance (SBS)
      • Intermediate Statistics I (INT)

      Mandatory courses at 300 level (25 EC)

      • Epidemiology & Global Health (LSC)
      • Additionally choose at least 20 EC at 300 level from:
        • EUR Minor Think Green: Ecological & Economic Perspectives for a Sustainable Environment (15 EC; Q1) or a minor in the field of Sustainability that is approved by the Head of the Life Science Department (e.g. Sustainable Development at Leiden University)
        • Plant Physiology & Sustainable Agriculture (LSC) Q2
        • Off campus / exchange courses approved by the Head of the Life Sciences Department and the Examination Board (200 / 300 level)

      The major Sustainability needs to be concluded with a Capstone of 15 EC.

    Economics & Business Minors

    • If you opt for the minor in Business, you will gain understanding of the core theories of the business field. The focus in many of the courses is on applying academic knowledge and theories to real-life business applications. You will learn to work in teams, discussing and solving business cases and problems. It is hence an excellent addition to other EUC majors.

      Coordinator

      Minor coordinator: Dr A. Petruchenya (email: petruchenya@euc.eur.nl)

      Minor Business
      (30 EC)

      200 level

      Principles of Management*

      20 EC

      Marketing

      Strategy

      Corporate Finance**

      300 level

      Organisational Theory

      10 EC

      HR Management

       

      * Except for students who have taken this course already as part of their major in Business or their major in Economics, Business and Society.

       

      ** Except for students who have taken this course already as part of their major in Economics, Business and Society.

    • The minor in Economics provides you with the core micro- and macroeconomic theories and can therefore be a valuable addition to many majors in other disciplines. For instance, the courses in this minor will help you to analyse strategic interactions in organisations, to study individual and firm behaviour, or to analyse international trade and finance. After successfully completing the minor, you will know when and how economic theories or tools can help you to find solutions to issues all around you.

      Entry requirement

      In order to succeed in many courses in the various majors offered by the Economics and Business department, you will need sufficient skill and knowledge in mathematics. Therefore, successful completion of the course INT200 Mathematics is required for all majors offered by the Economics and Business department.

      Coordinator

      Minor coordinator: T.B. Kik, MSc, LLM (email: kik@euc.eur.nl)

      Minor Economics
      (30 EC)

      200 level

      Microeconomics*

      20 EC

      Macroeconomics**

      Corporate Finance

      Behavioural Economics

      300 level

      International Economics

      10 EC

      Economics of Markets & Organisations

       

      * Except for students who have taken this course already as part of their major in Business or their major in Economics, Business and Society.

       

      ** Except for students who have taken this course already as part of their major in Economics, Business and Society.

    Humanities Minors

    • The minor in Arts, Culture & Society exposes students to a range of art historical, medium-specific and theoretical perspectives from which to approach cultural texts and, especially, the arts and literature. While placing artistic and cultural practices in their social, political and historical contexts, students learn how to critically reflect on these practices in the present.

      Coordinator

      Minor coordinator: T. de Groot, MPhil (email: degroot@euc.eur.nl)

      Minor Arts, Culture & Society

      (30 EC)

      200 level

      Critical Theory

      25 EC

      The Avant-Garde: Experimental Art, Photography &Film

      Understanding Contemporary Art

      Literature & Politics

      Analysing Contemporary Literature

      300 level

      Aesthetics & Politics: A Genealogy of Social Order

      5 EC

       

      NB: If you wish to follow a master programme at the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication, the course Intermediate Statistics I (200 level) is mandatory.

    • The minor Visual Cultures & Media Literacy provides the historical contexts, medium-specific literacies and theoretical tools to study visual cultures in general and media such as photography, film, television and social media in particular. While situating media-specific and cultural practices in their social contexts, students learn how to critically reflect on the media and visual technologies of the recent past and today.

      Coordinator

      Minor coordinator: T. de Groot, MPhil (email: degroot@euc.eur.nl)

      Minor Visual Cultures & Media Literacy
      (30 EC)

      200 level

      Late Modernity: Globalisation, Neoliberalisaton, Mediatisation

      20 EC

      The Avant-Garde: Experimental Art, Photography &Film

      Images & Power: Foundations of Media Studies

      Data Visualisation

      300 level

      Watching Film & Television: Analysing Visual Culture

      10 EC

      Digital Cultures & Information Wars: Algorithms, Memes & More

      NB: If you wish to follow a master programme at the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication, the course Intermediate Statistics I (200 level) is mandatory.

    • The minor in Political Philosophy & Critical Theory provides a focussed programme that addresses the most relevant traditions in continental political thought of the past 500 years and the tradition of critical thinking that emerged in the mid-19th century – as well as their influences on contemporary academic and public debates. 

      Coordinator

      Minor coordinator: Dr C. van der Veeke (email: vanderveeke@euc.eur.nl)

      Minor Political Philosophy & Critical Theory
      (30 EC)

      200 level

      Early Modern Political Philosophy

      15 EC

      Critical Theory

      Late Modernity: Globalisation, Neoliberalisation, Mediatisation

      300 level

      Contemporary Political Philosophy

      15 EC

      Feminist Philosophy: Bodies, Boundaries & Beyond

      Post-Colonial Theory: Critical Perspectives from the Global South

      If you wish to follow a master programme at Erasmus School of Philosophy at EUR, you need to obtain 25 ECs of philosophy-related, non-mandatory credits in order to obtain a total of 60 ECs in philosophy-related courses (capstone included). Select courses from:

      • The Climate Crisis: Ecology, Economy & Politics in the Anthropocene (200 level)
      • Multiple Modernities: Historical Perspectives from the Global South (300 level)
      • Capstone (15 EUC)
      • a HUM approved EUR minor (15 EC)
      • a HUM approved exchange programme
    • The minor Global History & International Relations is an interdisciplinary programme that combines the disciplines of global history and international relations to equip students with the historical and theoretical knowledge to study and make sense of the complex interrelations between the Global South and the Global North, both as a historical process and in the contemporary.

      Coordinator

      Minor coordinator: Dr R. van den Akker (email: vandenakker@euc.eur.nl)

      Minor Global History & International Relations
      (30 EC)

      200 level

      Revolutions in World History

      15 EC

      Islam: A Political History

      International Relations

      300 level

      Post-Colonial Theory: Critical Perspectives from the Global South

      15 EC

      Multiple Modernities: Historical Perspectives from the Global South

      Middle East Politics

      NB: If you wish to follow a master programme at the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication, the course Intermediate Statistics I (200 level) is mandatory.

    Life Sciences Minors

    • The minor Life Sciences is composed of courses that cover the most fundamental biological sciences, including molecular and cellular biology, plant biology, microbiology, physiology and evolutionary biology. The minor is well suited for students who are interested in receiving a broad training in biology as a complement to a major in a different discipline.

      Entry requirement

      Students are allowed to enter this minor when they either have successfully completed a general biology course prior to entering EUC or have passed the EUC course LSC214 General Biology in the first year.

      Coordinator

      Minor coordinator: Dr S. Mugnai (email: mugnai@euc.eur.nl)

      Minor Life Sciences

      (30 EC)

      200 level

      Biochemistry

      25 EC

      Molecular & Cellular Biology

      Human Physiology

      Plant Biology & Diversity

      Micro- & Immunobiology

      300 level

      Evolutionary Biology

      5 EC

    • The minor Biomedicine consists of courses that cover the basics of medical biology. It includes biochemistry, microbiology, infectious diseases, immunology, developmental biology and (clinical) genetics. The minor is well suited for students who are interested in receiving a basic training in medical biology as a complement to a major in a different discipline.

      Entry requirement

      Students are allowed to enter this minor when they either have successfully completed a general biology course prior to entering EUC or have passed the EUC course LSC214 General Biology in the first year.

      Coordinator

      Minor coordinator: Dr S. Mazurek (email: mazurek@euc.eur.nl)

      Minor Biomedicine

                                              (30 EC)      

      200 level

      Biochemistry

      25 EC

      Molecular & Cellular Biology

      Human Physiology

      Micro- & Immunobiology

      Embryology & Developmental Biology

      300 level

      Molecular & Clinical Genetics

      5 EC

    • The minor Neuroscience consists of courses that cover the basics of neurobiology and cognitive neuroscience. The minor is well suited for students who are interested in receiving a basic training in neuroscience as a complement to a major in a different discipline.

      Entry requirement

      Students are allowed to enter this minor when they either have successfully completed a general biology course prior to entering EUC or have passed the EUC course LSC214 General Biology in the first year.

      Coordinator

      Minor coordinator: Dr C. Müller (email: muller@euc.eur.nl)

      Minor Neuroscience

      (30 EC)

      200 level

      Biochemistry

      25 EC

      Molecular & Cellular Biology

      Clinical Psychology

      Human Physiology

      Cognitive Psychology

      300 level

      Cognitive Neuroscience

      5 EC

    • This minor will introduce you to the field of biological and public health research, with a focus on the prevention and better treatment of diseases affecting large populations. You will gain insight in the biological aspects of public health, including the study and prevention of infectious and inheritable diseases, and how biological and psychosocial factors are related to health behaviour and disease.

      Entry requirement

      Students are allowed to enter this minor when they either have successfully completed a general biology course prior to entering EUC or have passed the EUC course LSC214 General Biology in the first year.

      Coordinator

      Minor coordinator: Dr M. Hartman (email: m.a.hartman@euc.eur.nl)

      Minor Biological Aspects of Global Health

      (30 EC)

      200 level

      Biochemistry

      15 EC

      Molecular & Cellular Biology

      Micro- & Immunobiology

      300 level

      Molecular & Clinical Genetics

      15 EC

      Epidemiology & Global Health

      Health Psychology

    • The achievement of sustainability in our society needs to take into account environmental, social and economic aspects. However, the application of such an interdisciplinary approach to sustainability can be hindered by the mono-disciplinary approach of today’s highly specialised world. In this EUC minor, the student will start thinking ‘outside the box’ by acquiring some specific tools to think critically about the most pressing challenges of our time. Although this EUC minor is mainly based on LSC courses, it aims to use a multi-perspective and multi-disciplinary approach. In particular, by following the minor “Think Green” (or other related minors in sustainability), the students will be able to connect science, economics and technology for a holistic approach to sustainability.

      Entry requirement

      Students are allowed to enter this minor when they either have successfully completed a general biology course prior to entering EUC or have passed the EUC course LSC214 General Biology in the first year.

      Coordinator

      Minor coordinator: Dr A. Vasques (email: vasques@euc.eur.nl)

      Minor Sustainability

      (30 EC)

      200 level

      Principles of Ecology

      15 EC

      Plant Biology & Diversity

      The Climate Crisis

      300 level

      Minor ‘Think Green: Ecological & Economic Perspectives for a Sustainable Environment'

      or

      another sustainability-related EUR Minor
      (e.g. Sustainable development: Big Issues New Answers, Leiden University)

      15 EC

    Social & Behavioural Sciences Minors

    • The minor Sociology prepares students to be future analysts of contemporary societies. Sociology helps you to both understand and change the world you live in. The minor Sociology links together the social, economic, political, cultural and ecological aspects of a changing global society. Processes such as urbanisation, globalisation, individualisation, the increasing salience of new media and modernisation in general have had profound impact on both people and places. Classical sociological themes as social inequality, social cohesion, and identity are introduced with a diverse range of concrete issues, and their main themes are reviewed and assessed with empirical research.

      Coordinator

      Minor coordinator: R. Kemmers, MSc (email: kemmers@euc.eur.nl)

      Minor Sociology

      (30 EC)

      200 level

      Highlights of Sociology

      15 EC

      Deviance

      Gender Equality

      300 level

      Stratification

      15 EC

      Individualisation & Globalisation

      A Global View on Migration

    • The minor Psychology introduces students to the fascinating world of human behaviour: why do we behave as we do? In this minor you will learn how to use scientific findings and psychological methods to understand and analyse human behaviour, cognitions and emotions and how to apply these findings and methods to help people to improve their behaviour, cognitions, and emotions. This scientific knowledge can be applied, but is not limited to, the fields of work, sport, law and physical or mental health. The minor Psychology offers courses in basic or fundamental psychology (e.g. cognitive and personality psychology) and applied psychology (e.g. clinical, developmental, health or legal psychology). Finally, the minor provides students with the basic interpersonal communication skills.

      Coordinator

      Minor coordinator: L. Giel, MSc (email: giel@euc.eur.nl)

      Minor Psychology

      (30 EC)

      200 level

      Personality Psychology

      20 EC

      Clinical Psychology

      Cognitive Psychology

      Developmental Psychology

      300 level

      Clinical Communication Skills

      10 EC

      Legal Psychology

      or

      Health Psychology

    • The minor International Law offers courses in law placed in an international context. The courses provide students with the necessary legal skills and deepen their knowledge of both private and public law.

      Coordinator

      Minor coordinator: A. Sarris, LLM (email: sarris@euc.eur.nl)

      Minor International Law

      (30 EC)

      200 level

      Introduction to Law

      25 EC

      Public International Law

      European Union Law

      International Human Rights Law

      International Dispute Settlement

      300 level

      International Criminal Law

      5 EC

    • The minor in Political Science & International Relations (POLIR) introduces you to the dynamic world of politics. POLIR presents essential analytical tools to become a critical world citizen in an increasingly interdependent world. You will analyse political behaviour and processes across local, national, regional and international levels. POLIR lays an interdisciplinary basis by familiarising you with the subfields of comparative politics, international relations, public administration and political theory. You will develop research and writing skills. In addition, a diverse range of assessment methods will allow you to develop skills in analysing public decision making.

      We will familiarise you with world affairs by focussing on how states, non-state actors, and international organisations interact with each other. By combining critical and empirical outlooks, we will explore issues reshaping 21st century politics in areas such as conflict, diplomacy and global governance. You will gain a better understanding of the political by studying the role of the state from various perspectives in order to identify classic and emerging forms of governance.

      POLIR represents a truly interdisciplinary field. By exploring politics from multiple Western and non-Western perspectives, this programme enables you to make connections across geographic and disciplinary boundaries.

      Coordinator

      Minor coordinator: Dr W. Vloeberghs (email: vloeberghs@euc.eur.nl)

      Minor Political Science & International Relations

      (30 EC)

      200 level

      Understanding Politics

      20 EC

      International Relations: Theories, Approaches & Themes

      Political Institutions & Public Governance

      Early Modern Political Philosophy

      300 level

      Middle East Politics

      or

      European Integration

      10 EC

      Conflict Resolution

      or

      Security Studies

    In addition to the EUC Minors, third-year students can also take Minors (offered at the EUR or at other Universities) that are also open to students from other faculties. More information on these Minors can be found here.