Departments & Programs

Medieval Studies

Area Certificate in Medieval Studies


The certificate is designed for undergraduates interested in the medieval period within their own areas of specialization who are seeking additional training in preparation for graduate work. The program also provides students majoring in the sciences, social sciences, and business with the opportunity to take a broad range of courses in the humanities and yet maintain focus in their work. A student may earn a certificate as part of completing the bachelor's degree and in addition to completing requirements for a major.

Required Courses

Students must complete a minimum of 24 credit hours from at least three departments, including:

  1. 6 credit hours of language specifically used during the Middle Ages, including courses above the 100 level in Arabic, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Latin, Old English, Old Icelandic, Old Norse, Old Provençal (through the Institute), and Persian.
  2. A historical survey.
  3. 15 credit hours of electives, chosen either from the Institute's offerings or from those of participating departments approved by the director of the Institute.
  4. At least two courses must be at the 300 level or above, and no more than one course can be at the 100 level.