Oslo, Norway

Course Information

Oslo, Norway | 2017 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

Areas of Study Available at the University of Oslo

Through our agreement with the University of Oslo, an array of courses will be made available for you to take. Areas of study believed to be of most interest to USAC students are included below as a sample of what the university offers. Courses are subject to availability and approval of prerequisites which are determined by the University of Oslo.

  • Students are able to enroll in up to 30 ECTS credits, which is the equivalent of approximately 15 US credits.
  • All students are strongly encouraged to take Introductory Norwegian Language: the 60-hour (5-credit) Introductory Norwegian Language course or a more intensive 84-hour (7-8-credit) Level 1 Norwegian Language course is included in the USAC program fees.

Keep in mind that you must enroll in the equivalency of at least 12 US credits per semester (even if host university requirements are lower). Be sure to have plenty of primary and alternate course options in mind as schedules are subject to change and registration in your preferred courses is not guaranteed.

Grades may not be ready until one or two months after exams are completed; in some cases it may take longer. Check your Credits, Courses, and Transcripts document in Gateway for details specific to your host university. The transcript evaluation and grade reporting process at your home university will also take time after your overseas transcripts arrives. If you plan to study here during your senior year, review your home university requirements carefully to allow enough time for grades to be posted for graduation. Plan to work ahead with your academic advisor if you will be using your study abroad coursework to meet prerequisites back at home.

  • Introductory Norwegian Language (highly recommended for all students)

Undergraduate Areas of Study

Education Course Areas

  • Educational Research
  • Special Needs Education

Humanities Course Areas

  • Asian and African Studies
  • Asian Languages
  • Celtic Studies
  • Culture
  • European and American Studies
  • European Languages
  • Greek and Latin
  • History, Archaeology, and Conservation Studies
  • History of Art and Ideas
  • Ibsen Studies
  • Linguistics and Textual Studies
  • Literature
  • Media and Technology
  • Media and Communication
  • Musicology
  • Norwegian Life and Society
  • Philosophy
  • Religion
  • Scandinavian Studies

Law Course Areas

  • Criminology and the Sociology of the Law
  • General Law Courses
  • Human Rights

Mathematics and Natural Sciences Course Areas

  • Biological Science
  • Chemistry
  • Geoscience
  • Informatics
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanics
  • Pharmacy
  • Physics
  • Statistics
  • Theoretical Astrophysics

Medicine Course Areas

  • General Medicine
  • Health Management and Health Economics
  • International Health
  • Nutrition

Social Sciences Course Areas

  • Economics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Social Anthropology
  • Sociology and Human Geography
  • Technology, Innovation, and Culture
  • Interdisciplinary courses within the Social Sciences

Other Course Areas

  • Development and the Environment
  • Norwegian for Academics

Graduate Areas of Study

  • Education
  • Esthetic Studies and Musicology
  • Health and Medicine
  • History, Philosophy, and Culture Studies
  • Information Technology and Informatics
  • Language and Literature
  • Law, Economics, Leadership, and Administration
  • Mathematics and Natural Science, and Technology
  • Media Studies
  • Religion and Theology
  • Social Sciences and Psychology

Course Descriptions

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