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Assured Admission: EURO-TAM Program

You’re intrigued by issues in Contemporary Europe like Brexit and the refugee crisis. You’re interested in a global career.

Then, consider the following Excel@Carolina opportunity.

Academic Program Overview
Offered through the Center for European Studies (CES) at UNC-CH, the EURO-TAM BA-MA Dual Degree Program allows students to learn about European and global issues from world-renowned experts, receive advanced language training, prepare for an exciting, global career, and more.

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Jonathan Buechner, EURO-TAM student, and Tatiana Colon, EURO grad

The program combines an undergraduate Contemporary European Studies (EURO) major and the TransAtlantic Masters Program (TAM). Students have the option to choose the accelerated (5-year) or non-accelerated (6-year) degree option and can pursue one of three TAM tracks.

Accelerated (5-year) degree: Students complete all general education requirements, EURO major coursework, and any double major coursework, undergraduate study abroad, and electives in their first three years, earning a B.A.

Once students begin the masters-level portion of the program, they complete approximately 20 hours of graduate-level coursework in the first year of TAM at UNC-CH and then spend their entire fifth academic year abroad at one of our partner universities in Europe for up to a year.

Non-Accelerated (6-year) degree: Students complete all undergraduate coursework earning a B.A. They then begin TAM at UNC-CH. These students can spend up to three graduate semesters at one or two of our sites in Germany, France, Italy, The Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, or the UK. In total, non-accelerated degree students have the opportunity to study abroad for up to five semesters.

Career Opportunities: The EURO-TAM program prepares graduates for international careers in a variety of fields including diplomacy, federal government, business, policy-making, public service, teaching, international organizations, and research.

Brussels Study Tour, 2017

Assured Admission Details
The EURO-TAM BA-MA dual degree program is open to any student at UNC-CH (as are the individual EURO major and TransAtlantic Masters Program), but this special assured admission EURO program is only offered to highly qualified, incoming first-years. By getting an earlier start, you’ll be in a better position to pursue the accelerated program if you select this path.

First-year students who take advantage of this program are under no obligation to pursue the dual degree option if their interests lead them elsewhere. Students in the program are encouraged to double major and study abroad, both of which are compatible with either the accelerated or non-accelerated degree option.

To learn more about the EURO Accelerated Program, please visit the Center for European Studies website.


Kellan Robinson meeting with Executive Director and EURO Advisor Katie Lindner

Meet a Student
Kellan Robinson is a second-year EURO-TAM student from Cincinnati, Ohio. In addition to her Contemporary European Studies (EURO) major, she is pursuing a minor in African American and Diaspora Studies. Kellan is also a leader on campus: she is the founder and president of Coalition of Awareness, Resistance and Solidarity; on the executive board of the Black Student Movement; and a member of the Center for European Studies Refugee Integration Service Learning Project.

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Students pay attention during lecture at UNC Chapel Hill