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 details on the requirements of the Certificate in History, please see the UW-Madison Guide.

Students who want to declare the Certificate can do so by completing the electronic form on our declaration page.  If you have questions about the Certificate, please set up an advising appointment with a member of our advising team using Starfish.  For quick questions about the Certificate in History, you can also email us at