Undergraduate Certificates & Minors

Georgetown University hosts a speech by Robert Badinter for CGES on Thursday, September 25, 2008, in Washington, DC. (Photos by Leslie E. Kossoff)

Georgetown University and the BMW Center for German and European Studies hosts a speech by Robert Badinter, Former French Minister of Justice.

SFS students have the opportunity to complement their major course of study with an interdisciplinary certificate program. Certificates emphasize regional or thematic areas of interest and serve as a blueprint for selecting elective coursework. For example, a student majoring in Science, Technology, and International Affairs (STIA) might choose to pursue a certificate in Arab Studies in order to integrate the student’s interests in technology with an understanding of its role in shaping revolutionary forces in the Middle East.

Students considering earning a certificate are encouraged to meet with their dean to explore ways to integrate certificate courses into their broader academic goals.

Additionally, students can go beyond the foreign language proficiency requirement and pursue a minor to further comprehend the intricacies of a language, literature, and culture. Foreign language learning has always been an integral part of the SFS, and the minor program allows students the chance to fully demonstrate their advanced study.

While students may only minor in a foreign language, they can pursue other areas of study through the various certificate programs. Students are able to complete both a certificate and a language minor as part of the BSFS curriculum.

SFS students may pursue a minor in any of the following languages:

  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Hebrew
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Persian
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Turkish


CCAS Moaz AlKhatib
Certificates - African Studies Program Oliver Tambo Lecture 2004 - Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo, Albright, McHenry
CERES Dr. Sevak Sarukhanyan