The Interdisciplinary Global Studies certificate is designed to integrate student learning across disciplines and programs and to foster connections between disciplinary learning, world languages and study abroad experiences. This summative experience will have students earn a certificate to document their international experience and credentials.
The certificate requires a total of 15 credits in international coursework, to include at least three credits of world language study as well as an education abroad experience. Language study is a mandatory component of the certificate but can only total eight credits out of 15. This results in competency in both international studies and world languages.
A wide range of options, including short term study abroad programs, is provided to meet the needs of community college students with family and work responsibilities. Alternatively, students with more flexible schedules can complete certificate requirements through a semester abroad experience.
Students earning the Global Studies certificate can attend full or part time.
Global Studies classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:
Some of the courses for this program may be available online.
View the admission requirements for application deadlines, materials and requirements.
Once you are admitted into your program, review the Start of Semester Checklist to prepare for your first day of classes at MATC.
Contact the Enrollment Center at EnrollmentServices@madisoncollege.edu or (608) 246-6210.
Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2019-2020 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.
Current program students (including newly admitted), go directly to your Degree Progress Report (also referred to as an Advising Report or Academic Requirements) to view:
If you have questions after reviewing your report, please see Advising Services.15 credits minimum to complete the certificate by satisfying all the requirements as defined.
After completing the Interdisciplinary Global Studies certificate at Madison Area Technical College, you will be knowledgable in: