Utrecht University:
Academic Features

Utrecht University (7 faculties, 29,000 students, including 2,000 international students) prides itself on combining excellent teaching with a multidisciplinary approach with innovative research and international partnerships with other research universities around the world.  Recently celebrating its 370th year, its origins lie even further in the medieval past, but its focus is decidedly forward-looking.  It ranks as one of the top 50 universities in the world.

Utrecht School of Economics (USE) was launched in 2004 as the newest department of economics in the Netherlands, although economics has been taught at Utrecht University for many years.  USE is one of three departments in the Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance of Utrecht University.  USE encourages its students to  pair the study of economics with a second discipline, such as business, law, history, geography or the social sciences.

Academic programs of special interest include:

Cognitive neuroscience
Philosophy and ethics
Environmental science
Development studies
Public policy studies
Human geography
Economics and business

The following are just a sample of the kinds of courses available in Utrecht:

Beginner Dutch
History or Science
Methods and Statistics
World Philosophies
Policing the World
Clinical Psychology
Gender and Culture
Law, Society and Justice
Molecular Cell Biology
Earth and Environment
International Journalism
Competition Theory
Industrial Organization
Venture Finance
The Sociology of Migration
International Human Rights
Geographies of Globalization
Economics of the Public Sector
Post-modernism in Literature
Introduction to Creative Writing
Multimedia: Techniques and Applications
World History: The Evolution of Modern Society
Argumentation Analysis: A Theoretical Overview

For more information, please follow the links to the USE website.

Utrecht School of Economics undergraduate course overview


Students take 4 courses for a total of 16 credits per semester.  Credit towards the requirements of a major or a minor is evaluated by the relevant department. Students should discuss their intention to participate on the program with all appropriate academic advisors and obtain pre-approvals for courses.  Students are encouraged to leave a copy of the pre-approval form on file with the Office of International Programs to facilitate receiving credit quickly upon their return.  For non-Binghamton students, approval of credit toward the student's degree is the responsibility of the home campus.

Last Updated: 8/21/14