Undergraduate Program

Do something practical and amazing — major in Medieval Studies!

The great leaders and innovators have always been masters of the Liberal Arts. There’s no better way to accomplish that than by majoring (or minoring) in Medieval Studies at Notre Dame’s Medieval Institute, the most renowned center for the study of the Middle Ages in North America. 

In our interdisciplinary programs you’ll take courses from the world’s leading medieval scholars of everything from Irish language to Byzantine theology to German literature to Islamic thought to French intellectual history to Italian art to Middle-English manuscripts to Carolingian music.

Our most recent grads have gone on to an array of interesting careers like investment bankers, Ph.D. students, teachers, lawyers, medical-school graduates, and Catholic seminarians. 

Major in Medieval Studies. Do Anything. 

With a program individually tailored to your interests and goals, you’ll find that studying the Middle Ages—the crossroads of everything—can lead you anywhere.

Medieval Studies Major (30 credits)
Medieval Studies Honors Major (36 credits)
Medieval Studies Supplementary Major (24 credits)
Medieval Studies Minor (15 credits)

Students in the Medieval Institute undergraduate programs can also take part in internships, lectures, research projects, study abroad (especially at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, in a program particularly distinguished in Medieval Studies), and social activities—movies, music, plays, and other special events. They are also eligible to complete for the Robert M. Conway Prize, an annual award given for an outstanding paper written on a medieval topic, and both majors and minors in Medieval Studies participate in the Medieval Institute's unique all-Latin graduation ceremony.

Contact Director of Undergraduate Studies Linda Major for more information or to declare a major or minor in Medieval Studies.

Arts and Letters students from every major succeed in business, graduate or professional school, or full-time service. Learn more about the career outcomes of all of our graduates, including Medieval Studies majors.