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Please work with the CAS director to select electives that meet your goals.

  • Indicate knowledge regarding the nature of the EU and several challenges that currently face the organization and their potential effects.
  • Identify several current European events and consider the impact on these events of the cultural, social, economic and political diversity represented among countries on this continent.
  • Demonstrate introductory skills in a European language or has spent time in an internship experience in Europe or completed a capstone exercise involving a European organization.

In completing the certificate program, students are required to take 12 credit hours of study focused on the region, including one of the following required courses:

  • PSC 756 Politics of the European Union
  • PSC 600 The EU and Beyond: Identity, Politics, and the New Europe* 
  • ANT/HUM/SOC 670 The Culture and Politics of Reconciliation in Central Europe**
*Offered during Summer at the University’s Strasbourg Center in France.
**Offered during Summer in Strasbourg, Berlin, and Wroclaw.

Students select 9 credits from a set of approved courses or approved other activities such as internships, language study, independent study or capstone experiences.

For complete CAS requirements, please visit the Course Catalog.

Application Information

Two forms must be filled out and delivered to Havva Karakas Keles (, regional programs coordinator, to complete this application stage:

  1. Students who have been pre-approved by the director of the certificate program should complete the  Graduate Enrollment Internal Admission Application form to receive admission to the program. Once completed, the form should be submitted to Havva Karakas Keles at the Moynihan Institute (346-E Eggers Hall) who will pass it on to the Graduate Enrollment Management Processing Center (716 E. Washington Street). Please note that the “Program Code” for the certificate is EU10C.
  2. The Program of Study Form has to be signed by the student’s advisor and by Professor Margaret Hermann (345 Eggers Hall) who is the program director. The Program of Study form will be held by Havva Karakas Keles until all the requirements for the certificate (12 credits)  are complete. Havva Karakas Keles will submit this form to the Graduate School (304 Lyman Hall) in a timely manner before the student's expected graduation date so that the documents and information can be gathered as the graduation date approaches.

Please also remember that a Graduate Diploma Request Form must be completed through MySlice during the semester the student will graduate. Students must complete a separate form for each of their degree programs as each results in its own degree date and diploma.

The director will recommend granting the certificate to students who have met all of the requirements (while maintaining a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 for all classes taken towards it) and who are in good standing in their graduate school or department.  


Margaret Hermann

Margaret Hermann

Professor, Political Science Department

Gerald B. and Daphna Cramer Professor of Global Affairs

Senior Research Associate, Mapping Global Insecurity

345 Eggers Hall
315.443.4022 |