The certificate in EU Studies is composed of six courses that total a minimum of 17 semester hours of academic credit. To earn the certificate, students must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA in program courses upon completion of the program. An official certificate is awarded by a student's home institution for satisfactory fulfillment of the curriculum. Most institutions also recognize the accomplishment on the permanent transcripts of students participating in the academic track.

  • Overview

    Aside from a certificate earned at one's home institution, students have an opportunity to acquire a certificate jointly conferred with a European institution. This option requires students to complete--with a grade of "B" or better--a minimum of two online courses that are co-taught by European faculty. In other words, the certificate is bestowed by two institutions, one in Georgia and one in Europe. The benefit is that students obtain a credential from a respected university in Europe, the University of Munich.

    Program Location


    Method of Delivery

    Courses are 100% Online.


    The University of West Georgia is accredited by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

    Credit and transfer

    Total semester hours required:

  • Cost

    This program is offered entirely online. Though a student may choose to sign-up for a face-to-face elective or core course, one can earn this degree completely online.

    Save money

    UWG is often ranked as one of the most affordable accredited university of its kind, regardless of the method of delivery chosen. In addition, online courses and programs can mean a huge cost-savings in many non-evident ways: No more high gas charges. No childcare needed. The flexibility can allow one to maintain a job while attending school. Regardless of state residency, out-of-state non-resident students are not charged non-resident tuition for online course credit hours.


    • Total tuition costs and fees may vary, depending on the instructional method of the courses in which the student chooses to enroll.
    • The more courses a student takes in a single term, the more they will typically save in fees and total cost.
    • Face-to-Face or partially online courses are charged at the general tuition rate and all mandatory campus fees, based on the student's residency (non-residents are charged at a higher rate).
    • Fully or entirely online courses are charged at the general tuition rate plus an eTuition rate BUT with fewer fees and no extra charges to non-Residents.
    • Together this means that GA residents pay about the same if they take all face-to-face or partially online courses as they do if they take only fully online courses exclusively; while non-residents save money by taking fully online courses.
    • One word of caution: If a student takes a combination of face-to-face and online courses in a single term, they will pay both all mandatory campus fees and the higher eTuition rate.
    • For the cost information, as well as payment deadlines, see the Bursar's Office website

    There are a variety of financial assistance options for students, including scholarships and work study programs. Visit the Office of Financial Aid for more information.

  • Courses


    The curriculum has four mandatory components and one option:

    A. Introduction to the EU. The first course that should be taken in the program.
    B. Multidisciplinary Menu. Four courses selected from a menu of choices.
    C. Capstone Seminar. The last course taken that unifies the program's curriculum.
    D. Practicum Experience. A hands-on internship or study abroad course.
    E. Areas of Distinction. Optional distinctions for foreign language training or honors thesis.

  • Faculty

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  • Admissions

    Guidelines for Admittance

    • All graduate applicants must complete the online Grad Application. A one-time application fee of $40 is required.
    • Applicants should also review the Graduate Studies Website for individual program specific requirements and tasks that must be completed prior to admission. See Graduate Studies Application Process.
    • International applicants are subject to additional requirements and application deadlines. See Procedures for International Students.
    • Official transcripts from a regionally or nationally accredited institution are required and should be sent directly to the UWG Admissions Office.

    Application Deadlines

    Specific Graduate Admissions Deadlines are available via the Graduate School

    * Application, app fee, and document deadline

    See The Scoop for more specific deadlines.

    Admission Process Checklist

    The Graduate Studies Application Process for European Studies is available here:

    One exception: If you will not ever be traveling to a UWG campus or site, you may apply for an Immunization Exemption. Contact the Immunization Clerk with your request.


    Program Administration and Course Registration:

    Dr. Greg Dixon
    European Cerfificate Coordinator of UWG
    1601 Maple St.
    Carrollton, GA 30118
    Phone #: (678) 839-4992

  • Dates
  • Objectives
    • Students will demonstrate knowledge of the historical origins and development of the EU.
    • Students will demonstrate knowledge of the EU's governing institutions.
    • Students will demonstrate knowledge of the EU's policymaking processes.
    • Students will demonstrate knowledge of current EU policies and issues.
    • Students will demonstrate knowledge of EU-USA relations.
    • Students will demonstrate knowledge of the EU as a global actor.
    • Students will demonstrate knowledge of the EU as a model for regional integration.
    • Students will demonstrate knowledge of particular aspects of the EU or European integration.
    • Students will demonstrate knowledge of the EU in comparative scope.
    • Students will demonstrate the ability to find and process information about Europe and the European Union.
    • Students will demonstrate the ability to make connections between issues normally relegated to a single discipline and view the EU in a multidiciplinary way.
    • Students will demonstrate real world experience of the European Union via completion of a proactium.