Requirements for the Certificate in Religious Studies

A Certificate in Religious Studies is available to undergraduate students. Students who have substantially completed this certificate at UW–Madison (at least 12 credits) and may need one or two courses to complete the certificate may do so immediately after completion of the bachelor’s degree by enrolling in the course as a University Special (nondegree) student.

To earn the certificate, students must complete:

1. Religious Studies Core Courses

  • Gateway Course: RS 101, or 102, or 103
  • Capstone Course: RS 600

2. An additional 12 credits in RS courses to bring total credits to at least 18 credits

  • Average GPA of RS courses must be 2.000 or higher
  • At least 9 credits must be earned in residence on the UW-Madison campus