The top 5 things to consider when planning a major in Medieval Studies
- We have a large number of faculty who contribute to this interdisciplinary major, so course offerings vary widely each year.
- Students can meet many of their GERs within this interdisciplinary major, so careful planning of those beginning with the first year can help a student achieve the major along with the requirements.
- Latin 1002 or a proficiency test is required for the major, so think about getting your language requirement started early. We strongly advise students to take more than the minimum requirement of a foreign language and if at all possible multiple languages.
- We have research opportunities and collaboration with the library because of our manuscript collection. Thinking ahead to your own projects can help get you started on authentic undergraduate research.
- We do not pressure students to do double majors, but many of our majors choose to do so. It is a possibility worth considering. The Medieval Studies major or minor combines well with many other fields: studio art, art history, history, anthropology, English, French, German, philosophy, computer science, even biology, etc. A double major can greatly deepen your understanding of art, history, literature, and culture. It can also make you attractive to graduate schools and employers.