Majors, minors + certificates

Certificate in Dutch Studies (DUTCHSACRT)Department of Germanic Studies

Students on Summer 2018, Fall 2018, or Spring 2019 requirements.


The Certificate in Dutch Studies provides opportunity for advanced study in the language, culture, art, politics, economics, and society of the Dutch-speaking world. It offers a distinctive path to careers abroad from the EU to South Arica and Indonesia and humanistic engagement with one of the great global cultures.

Certificate requirements

The certificate requires at least 27 credit hours*, including the requirements listed below.

  1. Dutch language core. 15 credit hours:
  2. Modern Dutch Culture. One (1) course:
  3. The Golden Age of Dutch Culture. One (1) course:
  4. Electives. Six (6) credit hours in courses with Dutch culture content, approved by the Director or from the approved Electives list.
    • Additional courses approved by the director of undergraduate studies
  5. GPA and Hours Requirements.
    1. At least 9 credit hours in the certificate must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.
    2. At least 9 credit hours in the certificate must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    3. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the certificate.
    4. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the certificate—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.
    5. Exceptions to certificate requirements may be made with the approval of the department's Director of Undergraduate Studies, subject to final approval by the College of Arts and Sciences.


  • * 100–199 level language courses do not count toward the certificate.