The Certificate in History

The History Department offers a 15-credit undergraduate Certificate in History which is is built around the methodological core of “The Historian’s Craft” (History 201 or History of Science 211).  The certificate’s requirements allow students the flexibility to pursue their own interests and include four different types of capstone course options, drawn from both History and History of Science (History 401, History 500, History 600, and History of Science 555).  The certificate provides students a substantive education in history while helping them develop valuable transferable skills.  For more information, please see the UW-Madison Guide.

If you have questions about the Certificate or would like to declare it, please set up an advising appointment with Scott Burkhardt through History’s  page.  For quick questions about the Certificate in History, you can also email us at