European Union Politics - Certificate

The Certificate in European Union Politics is an initiative of the European Union Center and the Department of Political Science. Both interdisciplinary and international in its orientation, the Certificate program offers students seeking a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree at Texas A&M University the opportunity to combine courses, intermediate level foreign language skills, and study abroad.

Certificate requirements include 23 semester hours of coursework including an approved study abroad program. The 23 semester hours of coursework can be accommodated within the regular undergraduate curriculum. Students are encouraged to begin planning as freshmen to avoid the addition of extra hours to the degree plan. Certificate requirements are specified in a current brochure available in the Department of Political Science’s Undergraduate Program Office, Allen Building, room 2024.

Successful completion of the program will be indicated on the student’s transcript. Each student will also receive a program certificate upon graduation from Texas A&M University.

Track 1 - European Semester

Required Courses
POLS 306Contemporary Political Problems and Issues (Political Systems of the EU and its Decision Making Process)3
POLS 306Contemporary Political Problems and Issues (European Law)3
POLS 306Contemporary Political Problems and Issues (European Markets and Economy)3
LBAR 331Studies in European Civilization and Culture I3
LBAR 332Studies in European Civilization and Culture II3
European language (Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, or Swedish) 18
Total Semester Credit Hours23
1

Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Greek, Portuguese and Swedish are not offered at Texas A&M.

Track 2 - Summer EU Study

Required Courses
POLS 306Contemporary Political Problems and Issues 13
POLS 306Contemporary Political Problems and Issues 13
European language (Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, or Swedish) 28
Select three of the following:9
Comparative Governmental Institutions
Western European Government and Politics
Government and Politics of Eastern Europe
The Politics of European Union
Total Semester Credit Hours23
1

Taught in the TAMU Summer European Academy or the Danube Summer Institute.

2

Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Greek, Portuguese and Swedish are not offered at Texas A&M.

Track 3 - EU study abroad REEP or Equivalent

Required Courses
POLS 322Western European Government and Politics 13
POLS 326Government and Politics of Eastern Europe 13
POLS 432The Politics of European Union 13
POLS 306Contemporary Political Problems and Issues 13
European language (Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, or Swedish) 28
LBAR 331Studies in European Civilization and Culture I 13
Total Semester Credit Hours23
1

Taught at TAMU or equivalent course at a European university.

2

Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Greek, Portuguese and Swedish are not offered at Texas A&M.