Undergraduate Certificate

Undergraduate students from all academic units of Georgetown's main campus are eligible to pursue the Certificate in European Studies as a complement to their ongoing degree programs. Students may select a regional concentration on France, Germany, Italy, Spain, etc. or the European Union, or pursue a general European certificate.

Certificate Requirements

The general course requirements are listed below. You may read more information here.

  • Language: Complete coursework in a major European language through the advanced/third-year level.
  • History: Two upper-level European History courses.
  • Economics: One course (with ECON-001 and ECON-002 as prerequisites).
  • Government: One course.
  • Elective addressing ideological or cultural perspectives: One course.
  • Elective addressing the regional or international behavior of the region of study: One course.
  • Colloquium (GEST-454): An interdisciplinary reading and research seminar for senior certificate candidates offered each fall. Students will be expected to complete a thesis.

Courses counting towards the Certificate are tagged in the Myaccess course schedule. They can be located by going to “Attribute Type” and select “College/SFS/European Stud Cert.”

Fall 2018 Courses that count toward the European Studies Certificate.

Below are a list of courses that have been offered in the past:

Fall 2016 Courses that count toward the European Studies Certificate.

Spring 2016 Courses that count towards the European Studies Certificate.

Fall 2015 Courses that count towards the European Studies Certificate.


Admission to the certificate program is based on an application which reflects a directed, purposeful selection of courses. The application must be turned in by the end of the sophomore year or during the junior year with permission. No applications will be accepted from students with senior standing.

Program Contacts

Program Director

Dr. Peter Pfeiffer
Department of German
ICC 467, (202) 687-5693

Questions may also be directed to the MAGES Supervisor of Academic Programs, Zoe Ziliak Michel.