Undergraduate Certificate

Students graduating in the Class of 2024 can earn a certificate in medieval studies. Students graduating in the Class of 2025 and beyond will earn a minor. More information about the minor in medieval studies can be found here.

Pursue concentrated interdisciplinary study of the Middle Ages to earn a certificate in medieval studies along with your major.



Coursework:  Medieval Studies 227 (The World of the Middle Ages), offered in alternate Falls, or an equivalent survey such as HUM 216/217, plus four courses on a medieval topic. Please consult with the director about approved equivalents for the core course; students who have already taken a number of medieval courses may be permitted to waive the MED 227 requirement. Not all of the four departmental medieval courses may be in the same department, and one of them must be at the 400 level.

Thesis Colloquium: During the senior year, certificate students will meet regularly with the director to discuss their work in progress. These meetings may become more frequent in the spring, but are on average biweekly.

Language Requirement:  Students should study an appropriate medieval or modern language, subject to the approval of the program director.

Independent Work: One junior paper and the senior thesis must be on a medieval topic. Students concentrating in the sciences or math may write an additional research paper (ca. 40 pages) to satisfy the thesis requirement.

Entering the Program

If you are interested in obtaining a certificate in Medieval Studies, please fill out our certificate interest form. Students from across all disciplines are welcome to apply. Please contact William Jordan, program director, or Anna D’Elia, program manager, with any questions you may have.

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