Interdisciplinary Global Studies


Program Number: 901401CERT

Credits: 15

Area of Study: Education and Social Sciences

Delivery Method:
Some Online / Some In Person*

Estimated Program Cost:

Tuition - $2,833.50
Materials/Supplemental Costs
Other Costs
Total Estimated Program Costs*:

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 (or an approved equivalent experience) and the 2-credit Global Studies Capstone project. 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.

Program Details

Students earning the Global Studies certificate can attend full or part time.

Global Studies classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:

  • Madison - Truax
  • Madison - South
  • Reedsburg
  • Portage
  • Fort Atkinson
  • Watertown

Explore financial aid eligibility for this certificate.

For more information, please contact Mary Haight at (608) 246-6471 or


To Apply

View the admission requirements for application deadlines, materials and requirements.

After Acceptance

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 or (608) 246-6210.


Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2021-2022 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.

Current and newly admitted program students, go directly to your Degree Progress Report to view:

  • Progress toward your specific requirements
  • Alternative (in lieu of) courses to meet specific requirements

If you have questions after reviewing your degree progress report (advisement report), please see Advising Services.


There are currently no Transfer Partnerships for this program. Review our Transfer Opportunities page for information on all Madison College transfer options.


After completing the Interdisciplinary Global Studies certificate at Madison Area Technical College, you will be knowledgable in:

  • Cultural Awareness: Demonstrate awareness of and sensitivity to other cultures’ norms, practices and actions while at the same time recognizing, acknowledging and appreciating individual differences.
  • Intercultural Communications: Communicate effectively and respectfully with diverse peoples in intercultural teams and work groups.
  • World Languages: Speak and write in another language while recognizing and respecting the importance of language diversity (all languages) in global communication.
  • International Travel: Exhibit preparedness/readiness for international travel, including the abilities to assess and respond to health and safety risks and adapt to unpredictable situations.
  • Global Citizenship: Recognize self as a part of global culture by demonstrating awareness of the interdependence of global systems, understanding how the United States may be perceived worldwide, solving problems with multiple perspectives and variables, and making globally responsible decisions.  
  • Global Work Skills: Apply global perspectives to the workplace through the use of appropriate technology for international communication, the ability to collaborate with diverse co-workers, and the ability to adapt to variances between cultures in occupational processes, procedures and practices, and through recognizing the impact of the global economy on various occupations and professions.