Celtic Studies Certificate Program

The certificate is available to all UWM graduates, regardless of major, and is awarded upon completion of required coursework. Students who participate in the Celtic Studies Certificate Program are encouraged to create an individualized course of study that integrates several academic areas.

Students can concentrate their studies on the Celtic languages, both spoken and written, or they may choose to investigate the broader themes of the Celtic culture, such as art, archaeology, literature, history, folklore, music and myth. The Center for Celtic Studies faculty are available to advise students and explore the many aspects of the program.


The certificate program in Celtic Studies is open to all students pursuing a bachelor’s degree from UWM and to students who previously have received a bachelor’s degree from UWM or any other accredited college or university. Community members wishing to earn a certificate but do not want to enroll in a bachelor’s degree program may register through the University Special Student program. They must take the courses for full credit and complete all course work.


See the certificate requirements for both the Language and Cultural options for more information.

Approved Courses

Approved courses can be found in the Schedule of Classes under “Celtic Studies” or on the Courses Offered page. Courses may be offered in the following areas:

  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Art History
  • Dance
  • Economics
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Film
  • Folklore
  • History
  • Irish Language
  • Literature/English
  • Music
  • Other Celtic Languages
  • Peace Studies
  • Political Science
  • Social Work
  • Theatre

Credits earned at other institutions equivalent to courses in the certificate program may be accepted in partial fulfillment of the program requirements, subject to review by the Certificate Program Committee.

Awarding the Certificate

Students currently involved in baccalaureate studies who complete the requirements of the program successfully will be awarded the certificate at the time of graduation. Post-baccalaureate students will receive the certificate upon successful completion of the program requirements.