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Year 1 (30 U.S. credits or 60 ECTS credits)
•all courses mandatory
Divided into 9 modules
•8 introductory discipline-based modules
•1 skills-based module Introduction to Academic Writing
Year 2 (30 U.S. credits or 60 ECTS credits)
•6 core modules (2 per term)
•3 optional courses (1 per term)
•increased specialization and course choice
Year 3 (30 U.S. credits or 60 ECTS credits)
Completion of Austrian BA
•4 advanced topics modules
•2 optional course modules
•2 skills-based modules thesis writing
•further increase in specialization and course choice
Year 4 (30 U.S. credits)
Completion of U.S. BA*
•study abroad exchange options for students
•students empowered to pursue a major
•conduct significant research
•carry out independent capstone project showcasing specialized knowledge and transferable skills
* With 180 ECTS credits and 120 U.S. credits you will graduate with an Austrian and an American degree at end of the fourth year.
This BA program both integrates into the European-wide Bologna system and offers the best of the American undergraduate education system. After successful completion of a four-year BA, students will have a European and an American BA degree.
At the beginning of the program students will receive a solid foundation in all three disciplines and as they progress through the program they are offered an increasing amount of choice in terms of orientation and focus.