5 Year BA/MA

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the European Union Center are proud to offer the option of a 5-year program for a Bachelor of Arts degree in the College of Liberal Arts and Science (120 hours) and a Master of Arts degree in European Union Studies (36 hours). This opportunity offers current LAS undergraduate students interested in pursuing an MA in European Union Studies (MAEUS) an accelerated path, with the opportunity to complete both programs of study at the same time while still meeting the same requirements as students who pursue a traditional two-year course of study.

In consultation with a student’s department undergraduate advisor and EUC graduate advisor, this accelerated path program can be paired with a BALAS degree in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Not sure if your degree is a BALAS degree? Click here for the comprehensive list!

The 5-Year BA/MA program has initially begun with the following majors:

  • Political Science
  • Global Studies
  • French and Italian
  • Germanic Languages and Literatures
  • Spanish and Portuguese
  • Slavic Studies
  • Anthropology

If you are still interested but your major is not a BALAS, please let us know at eucenter@illinois.edu. We’re always looking to serve the interests of the undergraduate population at the University of Illinois.