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Cork Courses – 2021 Spring

Studying abroad can be a more meaningful and invigorating learning experience than at home—both inside and outside of the classroom. You may be more curious and alert than you usually are so use this heightened energy to enhance your studies as well as your cultural and geographical explorations. You may also encounter different teaching styles and course processes; be prepared to adapt and to learn.


USAC's partnership with University College Cork provides you with a wide array of academic options. You will take regular university classes alongside Irish students and also have the opportunity to enroll in courses offered by University College Cork specifically for study abroad students. Qualified students also have the option to pursue a course of study leading to a certificate or diploma in fields such as Irish studies, political science, conflict resolution, human rights, and Irish traditional music. 

Fields of Study:

Arts, Celtic Studies, and Social Sciences

  • Applied Psychology
  • Archaeology
  • Celtic Civilization
  • Asian Studies
  • Classics – Greek, Greek and Roman Civilization, Latin
  • Computer Science
  • Drama and Theatre Studies
  • Economics
  • Education
  • English, Gaelige/Irish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
  • European Studies
  • Folklore/Béaloideas
  • Geography
  • History
  • History of Art
  • Language and Literature
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Politics
  • Religions and Global Diversity
  • Social Policy
  • Sociology


  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Food Business and Development
  • Financial Mathematics
  • Government
  • Management and Marketing
  • Management Information Systems

Medicine and Health

  • Anatomy
  • Public Health
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiology

Science, Engineering, and Food Science

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Earth Science
  • Ecology
  • Electrical and Microelectronic Engineering
  • Energy Engineering
  • Environmental Science
  • Food Science
  • Geology
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physics
  • Process Engineering
  • Statistics
  • Zoology

Courses Available Exclusively to Study Abroad Students

  • A Panorama View of French and Francophone Cinema
  • Aspects of Irish Folklore
  • Languages and culture in an Irish Speaking Area
  • Intermediate Modern Irish
  • International Management and Marketing Practices with Special Focus on the EU
  • Introduction to Anglo-Irish Literature
  • Introduction to French
  • Introduction to Irish History for Visiting Students
  • Introduction to Modern Irish
  • Ireland in Transition
  • Irish Archaeology: Prehistoric, Celtic, and Historic
  • People, Place and Politics: Ireland, 1660-1960
  • Early Start Semester Programs (Fall only)
  • History and Modern Ireland
  • Irish Archaeology
  • Irish Folklore and Tradition
  • Irish Traditional Music
  • Literatures in Ireland
  • Management and Marketing in the European Union

Early Start Courses (Fall only)

Fall or yearlong students may enroll in one Early Start course, which typically runs for three-four weeks from mid-August to just before the fall semester begins. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet more students prior to the start of the regular semester and gain insight into the country's history, culture, and civilization. The Early Start courses include exciting field trips, which serve to bring alive the material taught in class. Take advantage of this unique opportunity and earn additional credits while abroad.

Course Descriptions

To obtain course syllabi, click on the link(s) below and follow the prompts to specific course information. Please contact the USAC Advising department if you have difficulty finding the information.

Quick Details

2021-22 App. Cycle

Summer (5 weeks): Open

Fall/Yearlong: Open

Spring: Open


Summer: 2.5 GPA

Semester: 3.0 GPA and minimum sophomore standing

Program Type

Summer: Specialty

Semester: Partnership


Summer: US Credit

Semester: Overseas credit

Program Capacity

Summer: 50 students

Semester: 40 students




ASAPI -- Association of Study Abroad Providers in Ireland

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