Medieval Studies Major Leads to Successful Career Outcomes

Author: Dov Honick

Undergraduate students who complete a major in Medieval Studies here at the most renowned center for the study of the Middle Ages in North America find a wide range of careers open to them when they graduate.

As is the case with many liberal arts majors, Medieval Studies students learn to think critically and communicate effectively. However, in addition to these important skills, Medieval Studies majors are exposed to a wide range of disciplines and topics that help prepare them for their professional roles or for continuing educations. In fact, 100% of recent Medieval Studies majors found full-time employment, enrolled in graduate school, entered service programs, or launched independent projects within six months of graduation. 

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In addition to the value gained by a Medieval Studies Education, the Medieval Institute's Research and Internships page highlights academic and professional opportunities open to Medieval Institute students both on and off campus. These resources help prepare our students for a wide range of future opportunities. As Patrick McCoy ('10), a medieval studies major and now a Ph.D. student in the Department of Celtic Languages and Literatures at Harvard, noted, "Many universities simply don't have those resources available to undergraduates. If I had attended most any other university in the U.S., I probably would not have ended up where I am today." See our careers page to read about more medieval studies alumni experiences. 

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We are proud of the role that the Medieval Institute plays in preparing our students for their futures, and we are always excited by their successes. Are you interested in majoring or minoring in Medieval Studies? Visit our undergraduate program page to learn more about the role of the liberal arts, and medieval studies, in developing great leaders and innovators.