Arcadia, it sounds like if you have interests outside your major you can still find ways to take certain courses. Although those are not required for graduation. Is that correct?
Along those lines, do EU universities have options like those in the US such as 'minoring' in a different field? What about those who want to 'double major?' For example, computer science and physics or mathematics?
It’s correct. The extra courses are just extra at a discounted rate to current students. I was just easily bored even with engineering workload and lots of extracurriculars. My husband took some extra courses too but he took them because he didn’t want to pay full price after graduating. My nephews took extras because they are easily bored like me.
Double major is possible though you do have to check the universities you are interested in.
E.g. from University of Sheffield
“Dual honours and major/minor degrees
These types of degrees allow you to study two subjects at once.
A dual honours degree has and in the courses title - Archaeology and History for example. The split between the two subjects is roughly 50/50.
A major/minor degree has with in the course title - German with Dutch for example. In this case there is more emphasis on the first named subject. The split between the two subjects is roughly 70/30.
These degrees are the same length as a single honours course but you'll choose fewer modules from the options available in each subject. The degree is just as valuable; the academic standard is just as high.
Why consider these degrees?
The breadth of scope in dual and major/minor degrees means that you'll need to develop good communication and organisational skills. These will help you whether you choose to enter the jobs market or continue your studies at the end of your course.
When you graduate you'll also have greater freedom of choice if you do decide to carry on your studies beyond degree level. You'll be able to choose between further study in either one of your original subject areas or conducting research on a topic that combines both.
Three subjects at once
We also offer a degree, Y001 Combined Honours - Triple, that lets you study three arts and humanities subjects.”https://www.sheffiel....do?id=NT222017