Enhance your credentials with a Certificate in International Studies

  • Interdisciplinary Certificate of Achievement for students who wish to add more academic depth and integration to their international interests
  • A high degree of integration with required courses in the core curriculum/general education, and many majors
  • Ideal for students interested in travel and study abroad
  • Ideal for students aiming for careers that span more than one country                            Photo Credit: Paul Hermans. Used under a creative commons license.

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History (BA)

Launch your career by expanding your knowledge  of historical themes related to American and world history.

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Paralegal Studies

Gain professional knowledge and experiences in Paralegal Studies to kick start your career today.

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World History (Certificate)

Study the major historical events, personalities and themes of selected world cultures from their earliest days to the present, with special attention to the diversity and commonality of human experiences in time.

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International Relations (Certificate)

Ready to launch your career? This certificate is perfect for students who want to have an understanding of historical and current instances of both international and civil conflict, international political systems and how they govern, foreign policies and human rights.

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American History & Government (Certificate) 

An examination of American History and traditions of government with an emphasis on the ideals and experiences of the American people.

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Faculty Bios

Dennis Bozyk

Associate Professor of History

Director, General Studies Program

M.A., University of Michigan


734-432-5547, 2400

Dennis Bozyk

Professor Dennis Bozyk presently serves as Chair of the Department of History. He earned his M.A. in History from The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and completed his doctoral course work in the History of International Relations at Michigan State University.

He offers classroom and online courses at the undergraduate and graduate level to Madonna's on-campus students and to international students in Dubai, China and Haiti. He has received the Faculty Excellence Award from the university and continues to place the highest priority on advising and teaching.

Bozyk has presented scholarship in the discipline of history and in the theory and practice of university teaching and learning.

Bozyk has been awarded individual grants from such prestigious groups as the Kellogg Foundation and the Lilley Endowment, and has participated in university grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Michigan Humanities Council.

He is a member of several scholarly organizations related to history, including the American Historical Association and the Historical Association of the United Kingdom.

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Paul Radzilowski

Associate Professor

Director, International Studies Program and History Program

Ph.D., University of Southern California

M.A., University of Southern California

B.A., University of Minnesota-Minneapolis


734-432-5637, 2406

Paul Radzilowski

Paul Radzilowski holds degrees from the University of Minnesota and the University of Southern California.

He has taught History at Madonna University since 2003, especially world and European history, and historical methods, but he also has experience in teaching a variety of Humanities courses, and has led study abroad trips.

He has taught classes for graduate, undergraduate, and high school special enrollment students.

His research interests include micro-history, the study of culture and religion in Late Medieval Poland, and the interrelations of history and philosophy.

He has been published in journals such as Polish Review, Catholic Social Science Review, and Logos, and has held grants, which include an IIE Fulbright Grant.

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