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African Studies Program

The African Studies program encourages teaching and scholarship on Africa and provides information about resources at the University of Oregon regarding African Studies. Students may earn an undergraduate minor in African Studies.


Asian Studies Program

Established in 1942, UO’s Asian Studies program emphasizes study in Asian languages, history, society and culture, art and literature, politics and economics. The Asian Studies Program offers a bachelors of arts (B.A.) in Asian Studies, minors in East Asian, South Asian or Southeast Asian Studies. A masters of arts (M.A.) with emphasis on East Asia, is also available for graduate students. 

Canadian Studies Program

The Canadian Studies Program seeks to integrate existing instructional and research activities on Canada andCanadian-US relations and to stimulate research and course work.


European Studies Program

The European Studies Program brings together faculty and students in the social sciences, business, law and science to study the current developments in Europe. This program is designed for students who seek to enhance their work in another major program with a broad and comparative knowledge of Europe. European Studies offers a minor for undergraduates in any major or professional school discipline.

International Studies Department

The International Studies Department offers interdisciplinary B.A. and M.A. degrees leading to opportunities in education, government, law, communications, business, non-governmental organizations, philanthropic organizations, and private voluntary organizations.

Latin American Studies Program

Latin American Studies at the UO is an area of research and teaching dedicated to the understanding of Latin American cultures and societies. The program offers a bachelor of arts (B.A.), in addition to a minor for undergraduates.

Middle East and North Africa Studies Program

The Middle East and North Africa Studies Program (MENA) at UO is a broad examination of the Middle East and North Africa region. The MENA minor requires a minimum of 24 credits and, additionally, a concentration: language study, study abroad, or research. MENA is designed to offer flexibility so that students may focus on particular areas of interest while providing all students with an introduction to critical issues in the contemporary Middle East and North Africa.

Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies

REEES emphasizes study of the cultures, literature, art, institutions and social forms of the peoples living from the eastern third of Europe to the steppes of Central Asia and Siberia. This program offers a bachelor of arts degree (B.A.) and a minor. In addition, the program offers a master of arts (M.A.) and a graduate certificate in Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies.

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