Certificate Program in European Studies

The European studies certificate program offers students the opportunity to supplement and strengthen their academic majors with a multidisciplinary program that focuses on Europe. Its goals are to provide a fundamental understanding of the culture, history, economics and politics of the area, and to ensure that students acquire a basic competence in a European language.

Students are required to complete the following in order to receive a certificate (recognition will be listed on transcripts).

Degree Requirements

Requirements for a European Studies Certificate

GWA 340The European Union


B. Electives

ART 269History Survey II


HIS 222Fascism and Nazi Germany


HIS 312Europe Since 1919


GWA 340The European Union


GWA 409Comparative Legal Systems: Western Europe


C. Language competency (equivalent to 12 credit hours):

Students must either (1) complete language training in a European language other than English up to the intermediate level; (2) complete an intensive non-English European language course offered at an approved college or university; or (3) test out of a non-English language at the intermediate level.

D. Education abroad experience (at least 3 hours):

Students must either (1) complete a course of study at an approved European university; (2) complete an approved education abroad travel course offered by a UT professor; or (3) complete an approved internship in Europe.

E. Experiential component:

Students must either (1) participate in the European Union Simulation or (2) participate as a European country representative in the Global Village Simulation.

F. Attendance at selected European seminars and other programs:

Although not required, participation in an approved internship, mentorship or service learning experience in the U.S. with a European focus is strongly encouraged.

Total number of credits required is 18-19 if the language component is already completed, 30-31 if not completed.