International Studies & Programs

Undergraduate Minors

The Center for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies offers two undergraduate minors: European Studies and Russian and Eurasian Studies. Additionally, we offer a minor in Muslim Studies through our partnership with the MSU Muslim Studies Program.

Beautiful Romania.jpgMinor in European Studies

The Minor in European Studies, which is administered by James Madison College, is available as an elective to students who are enrolled in bachelor's degree programs at Michigan State University. With the approval of the department and college that administer the student's degree program, the courses that are used to satisfy the requirements for the minor may also be used to satisfy the requirements for the bachelor's degree.

The Minor in European Studies provides an opportunity for students to pursue a significant and coherent body of course work in the culture, history, politics, economics, and geography of Europe. Some of the courses in the minor focus on individual countries, while other courses are comparative and cross–national.

Students who elect the Minor in European Studies are encouraged to complete courses that are related to Europe in partial fulfillment of the University Integrative Studies requirement.


side-by-side_moscow.jpgMinor in Russian and Eurasian Studies

The Minor in Russian and Eurasian Studies, which is administered by the College of Arts and Letters, is available as an elective to students who are enrolled in bachelor's degree programs at Michigan State University.  With the approval of the department and college that administer the student's degree program, the courses that are used to satisfy the requirements for the minor may also be used to satisfy the requirements for the bachelor's degree.

The Minor in Russian and Eurasian Studies is designed to enhance the student's understanding of and appreciation for the regions of the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. The minor offers an interdisciplinary, as well as a comparative and cross–cultural, approach to the study of the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe.


side-by-side_blue-mosque.jpgMinor in Muslim Studies

The minor in Muslim Studies, administered by James Madison College, is available as an elective to students who are enrolled in bachelor's degree programs at Michigan State University. The minor provides students with the opportunity for sustained study of Muslim societies and Islam in a range of disciplines and topics.

With the approval of the department that administers the student's degree program, courses that are used to satisfy the requirements of the specialization may also be used to satisfy the requirements for the bachelor's degree.

The student's program of study must be approved by the Muslim Studies coordinator prior to enrollment in any course.

Minor coordinator: Waseem El-Rayes, elrayes(at)msu.edu
James Madison College, 306 S. Case Hall.
Phone: 517-884-1268