Ireland’s rich history and culture makes this minor a popular one among students from a diverse range of majors. You’ll build a basic foundation with introductory classes in Irish studies, and then tailor your experience to your interests by choosing related electives in areas ranging from literature and philosophy to music and film. We also encourage you to take advantage of our affiliations with universities in Ireland, where you can spend a semester abroad and truly immerse yourself in the country.
We have unique strengths when it comes to Irish history. Ireland’s Great Hunger Institute at Quinnipiac sponsors conferences, speaking events and courses that focus on the tragic Irish potato famine of the 1840s. And our Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum is a valuable resource for students interested in exploring art, sculpture and writings pertaining to the Famine. Through this program you’ll have opportunities to enrich your experience and earn credit through internships in both Ireland and in the U.S.