European studies incorporates economics, history, various literature and civilization courses, political science, philosophy and fine arts. Students electing a field of concentration in European studies must take course work in at least four of these six fields, with not less than six semester hours in each of the four chosen fields. Eight semester hours of study abroad may be counted toward the field of concentration.
At Hillsdale, any qualified student may opt for an interdepartmental field of concentration consisting of 36 semester hours of credit with no fewer than 24 hours in courses carrying 300 numbers or above. Once the student selects an interdisciplinary field of concentration, with the exceptions of international business and political economy, it must be approved by the chairmen of the departments in which the work is to be done and by the Educational Policies Committee. The student must also select an advisor in consultation with the chairmen of the departments involved in the field of concentration.