European Studies Certificate Program

Advising Appointments

European Studies implemented virtual advising hours for the duration of the Fall 2020 Semester
Please contact the advisor, Csanád Z. Siklós at siklos@wisc.edu with any questions, or to set up a virtual appointment.

Additionally, students now have the option to arrange an appointment with the advisor directly through the Starfish scheduling system. https://advising.wisc.edu/facstaff/starfish/starfish-student-resources/

Starfish is a UW-Madison tool to connect to advisors, faculty, and student support professionals. With Starfish, you can build a personalized network of helpful people and resources with your My Success Network.

Virtual Drop-Ins

Monday and Thursday from 9.30am to 11.30am via MS Teams
During the drop-in designated times, students can chat/message the advisor in MS Teams. He will answer a student’s chat in the order in which it is received. If the advisor is already with a student at that time, he will let the waiting student know, ask them to stay online, and he will get to them as quickly as possible. Any student can message the advisor on MS Teams during these open times.

The European Studies Program offers undergraduates the opportunity to earn a Certificate in European Studies.  Potential recipients of the Certificate:

-Demonstrate a commitment to the study of Europe by attaining competency in a European language (other than English);

-Take either courses that address Europe as a whole or a combination of courses that cover at least three European countries or sub regions from at least two different departments.

The Certificate in European Studies is a valuable entry on an undergraduate’s record.  For undergraduates applying to graduate schools to study Europe, the Certificate can point to a sustained level of interest in the continent.  For students seeking employment in the business dealing with Europe, the Certificate can demonstrate a breadth of background in the continent not normally found among U.S. undergraduates.

Click here for European Certificate Courses Spring 2021


Requirements for the Certificate
Successfully complete 7 courses drawn from at least TWO disciplines that focus on Europe, its regions or countries in one of the following ways:

-All courses address Europe as a whole by focusing on topics such as the European Union, European History, or European Literature;

-Courses address at least three European countries or regions such as Portugal, France, or Scandinavia; or

-A combination of courses focusing on Europe as a whole and courses focusing on at least two European countries or regions.

-Europe-related “topics” courses, study abroad, and/or graduate level courses may also be counted with the permission of the Center.  Contact the advisor for more information.

-Satisfy L&S foreign language requirement in a European language other than English. (Contact the advisor for more information and language equivalency questions).

-Fulfill requirements of a B.S. or B.A. degree in an established major in a school or college at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

-Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 (BC) in all courses that you wish to count toward the Certificate.

-Complete a Certificate Declaration Form by emailing Csanád Z. Siklós, siklos@wisc.edu

For more information please look at the Certificate Brochure.