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European Studies Concentration

Europe’s multiple national identities, socio-economic and political movements, and rich intellectual traditions invite the interdisciplinary work of European Studies. We explore differences of language, culture, and history and problematize the fundamental debates of our own times. European Studies enhances the methodological training of the undergraduate major by exposing students to multiple perspectives and requiring thematic, comparative thinking.

Policy Studies Concentration

Policy studies is how policy wonks get their start! In this interdisciplinary concentration, you analyze policymaking processes, evaluate policy decisions and outcomes, do empirical research, and explore specific policymaking contexts. Policy studies can lead to graduate school and/or careers in policy analysis, advocacy, program management, administration, nonprofit management, city planning, government affairs, and more. 

Neuroscience Concentration

As a neuroscience concentrator, you use methods and theories spanning disciplines from biochemistry to psychology to investigate the function of the nervous system. You can participate in an annual neuroscience retreat, middle school outreach, and a capstone seminar, along with cross-divisional electives in art, music, theatre, philosophy, education, and social studies. This concentration can prepare you for advanced study in neuroscience or careers in biotechnology, governmental, pharmaceutical, health care, and social service organizations.

Latin American Studies (LAS)

In this multidisciplinary concentration, you explore Latin American and Latino cultures and societies, and take related humanities and social studies courses. You can study in a Latin American country, use your skills in internships, and cap your studies with senior research. The concentration provides the foundation for graduate school or an array of careers with Latin American connections, such as law, business, social justice, education, and translation.