The European studies certificate program provides a broad overview of the European countries, from their natural environment to their cultural, demographic, economic and political aspects. The pressing issues facing Europe today reveal both its tremendous diversity and the globalizing elements that invite investigation.
This certificate, a transdisciplinary collaboration involving several faculties of the School of International Letters and Cultures and other ASU faculty engaged in the study of Europe, serves a diverse population of students who would like to enhance their knowledge of European cultures for both academic and professional purposes.
The program focuses on the interconnectedness of knowledge involving European cultures, politics, religions, ethnicities, social-economic justice and sustainable solutions to old and new challenges and divisions in today's Europe. It also develops students' ability to analyze the historical development of the region and its exchanges with other world cultures. Students analyze what it meant to be European in the past and what it means today and how that knowledge can be applied to contemporary political and cultural debates as well as to professional opportunities in the region.
The certificate requires 15 credit hours of upper-division coursework. Each course must be completed with a grade of "C" (2.00 on a 4.00 scale) or better.
Required Core Course -- 6 credit hours
Electives (choose two) -- 6 credit hours
Capstone Experience (choose one) -- 3 credit hours
Upper Division Capstone Experience (3)
Students select Capstone Experience from list below in consultation with the European studies certificate faculty coordinator and academic advisor.
Students may use credit earned on a study abroad program in a European country. Placement of the credit must be reviewed and approved by the European studies certificate faculty coordinator and the academic advisor.
Independent Study with Area Expert
Prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this certificate.
A student pursuing an undergraduate certificate must be enrolled as a degree-seeking student at ASU. Undergraduate certificates are not awarded prior to the award of an undergraduate degree. A student already holding an undergraduate degree may pursue an undergraduate certificate as a nondegree-seeking graduate student.
Graduates who have combined the certificate in European studies with their major program of study may become more marketable to employers. They often decide to pursue employment in education, political analysis, tourism and hospitality or marketing.
Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions.
Anthropologists and Archeologists
- Growth: 4.2%
- Median Salary*: 63940
Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary
- Growth: 4%
- Median Salary*: 85000
Education Administrators, Postsecondary
- Growth: 3.5%
- Median Salary*: 99940
Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary
- Growth: 3.9%
- Median Salary*: 80910
- Growth: 6.3%
- Median Salary*: 113940
- Growth: 3.1%
- Median Salary*: 64540
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products
- Growth: 0.7%
- Median Salary*: 63230
News Analysts, Reporters and Journalists
- Growth: -3.3%
- Median Salary*: 55960
- Growth: 6.6%
- Median Salary*: 128020
- Growth: 4.5%
- Median Salary*: 98590
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).
Program Contact Information
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Concurrent degree programs are specially designed academic programs which provide high-achieving undergraduate students the opportunity to complete two distinct but complementary bachelor degrees at the same time. Students must meet minimum admissions standards for both programs and be accepted individually by both colleges offering the concurrent program.
Accelerated bachelor's and master's degree programs are designed for high-achieving undergraduate students who want the opportunity to combine undergraduate coursework with graduate coursework to accelerate completion of their master's degree. These programs feature the same high-quality curriculum taught by ASU's world-renowned faculty.
ASU students may accelerate their studies by earning a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in as little as five years (for some programs) or by earning a bachelor’s degree in 2.5 or 3 years.
Accelerated bachelor's and master's degree programs are designed for high-achieving undergraduate students who want the opportunity to combine undergraduate coursework with graduate coursework to accelerate completion of their master’s degree. These programs, featuring the same high-quality curriculum taught by ASU's world-renowned faculty, allow students to obtain both a bachelor's and a master's degree in as little as five years.
Accelerated bachelor’s degree programs allow students to choose either a 2.5- or a 3-year path while participating in the same high-quality educational experience of a 4-year option. Students can opt to fast-track their studies after acceptance into a participating program by connecting with their academic advisor.
This is only the first required math course. This program may contain additional math courses; See Major Map for details.
The level of intensity represents a measure of the number and academic rigor of math courses required.
The level of intensity represents a measure of the number and academic rigor of math courses required. Courses included in the General level: MAT 142
The level of intensity represents a measure of the number and academic rigor of math courses required. Courses included in the Moderate level: MAT 117, MAT 119, MAT 170, MAT 210, SOS 101, CPI 200
The level of intensity represents a measure of the number and academic rigor of math courses required. Courses included in the Substantial level: MAT 251, MAT 265. MAT 266, MAT 267, MAT 270, MAT 271, MAT 272, MAT 274, MAT 275
To add a minor, please consult with the academic advisor for your major.
To add a certificate, please consult with the academic advisor for your major.
A rolling deadline means that applications will continue to be reviewed on a regular basis until the semester begins. International students should be mindful of visa deadlines to ensure there is time to produce necessary visa documents. Applicants are encouraged to complete and submit application materials as soon as possible for consideration.
A final deadline means that all applications and application materials must be received by Graduate Admissions by the deadline date. Applications that are incomplete may not be considered after the final deadline. Applications that are submitted past the final deadline may not be considered.
A priority deadline means that applications submitted and completed before the priority deadline will receive priority consideration. Applications submitted after the priority deadlines will be reviewed in the order in which they were completed and on a space available basis. An application is complete after all materials are received by Graduate Admissions.