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Medieval Studies

The top 5 things to consider when planning a major in Medieval Studies

  1. We have a large number of faculty who contribute to this interdisciplinary major, so course offerings vary widely each year.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

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