European Studies Certificate Program


Walk In Advising Hours are:
Monday 12-2pm, Tuesday 10am-12pm, and Thursday 1-3pm or by appointment in 331 Ingraham Hall
Please contact Csanád Z. Siklós at siklos@wisc.edu or by phone 608.262.5006

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 subregions 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.

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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 in 331 Ingraham.

For more information please look at the Certificate Brochure.