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European Union Studies (Certificate)

The certificate in European Union Studies is designed to provide in-depth study on a topic that cuts across traditional academic disciplines and typically has a "real life" application in a professional context. Its purpose is to certify an individual as competent in a subject area outside conventional degree programs.

Curriculum for the Certificate in European Union Studies

Required courses (Credit: 6 hours)

EURO 3234Introduction to the European Union

3 credits

EURO 4830EU Studies Capstone

3 credits

Choose three (3) courses (Credit: 9 hours)

from among the following, including at least one course in each of two (2) different discipline areas (Social Sciences, Humanities & Fine Arts, Business & Economics, and Natural & Health Sciences)

EURO 4130EU Law & Legal Systems

3 credits

EURO 4160E U Federalism & Governance

3 credits

EURO 4230Doing Business in the EU

3 credits

EURO 4260European Monetary Union

3 credits

EURO 4330EU Science & Technology Policy

3 credits

EURO 4430EU Environmental Policy

3 credits

EURO 4530European Social Policy

3 credits

EURO 4630Communications and Media

3 credits

EURO 4730European Union Foreign Policy

3 credits

EURO 4760US - EU Relations

3 credits

Areas of distinction: the certificate also highlights special achievements by providing a notation of "distinction" in three areas for students who complete the necessary additional credits:

  • Practical experience: an overseas experience (including study or research abroad) or an internship, as approved by the EU Studies campus representative and Executive Director. (3-6 credit hours)
  • Foreign language proficiency: successful completion of two (2) upper-division foreign language courses. (6 credit hours)
  • Composition of a thesis. (3 credit hours)

Total Hours: 15