Medieval Studies

The Medieval Studies Program involves students in the depth of history and challenges them to analyze problems with more than one culture and time period in view. The University of Oregon possesses a commitment to international awareness and understanding, an undertaking only possible by knowing and reflecting on the past, as well as on our local and global present and future.

What You Can Do with a Degree in Medieval Studies

Students may enroll in graduate programs either within medieval studies or within traditional fields, such as English or history, where they can focus on medieval culture. Medieval studies majors have many avenues to explore careers, including:

  • Business
  • Computer technology
  • Law
  • Library science/archiving
  • Linguistics
  • Public service
  • Publishing
  • Research
  • Teaching
  • Writing 

Our Degree Programs

Medieval studies provides an excellent general education or a solid base for graduate work in a more specialized area. We offer both a major and a minor in medieval studies.

Medieval Castle ruins

Learn from Experts in the Field

As part of the UO, a comprehensive research university, medieval studies offers undergraduates the benefits of active and professional research faculty.

Medieval tapestry

Get Real-world Experience

Our students extend their learning beyond the classroom through numerous hands-on learning opportunities. Immerse yourself in another culture while studying abroad, develop vital job skills in an internship, or conduct original research on a topic that sparks your interest.

Scholarships and Funding

Students in the Department of Medieval Studies can seek funding through the College of Arts and Sciences, which awards various scholarships both to incoming students and to those already attending the UO.

Undergraduate Scholarships

Academic Support

Our academic advisors can help students understand their major or minor requirements, plan their course of study, explore study abroad opportunities, and more.

Undergraduate Advising

Humanities News and Events

June 18, 2024
ENGLISH, ROMANCE LANGUAGES - Staff and faculty members came together for the inaugural College of Arts and Sciences Awards and Hallmark Achievement Reception, which celebrated some of the achievements of faculty and staff. In addition to celebrating some of the college’s faculty members who have received accolades outside of the university, the ceremony featured the college’s first-ever awards that recognize the work of faculty and staff.
June 13, 2024
CREATIVE WRITING, ENGLISH - This June, we celebrate Pride Month and the diverse identities of alumni identifying as LGBTQ+. Three College of Arts and Sciences alumni — Whitney Donielson, English, '11; Kevin Thomas, biology, '85; and Morgan Thomas, creative writing, '16— are featured in the UO Alumni Association's Shout publication.
May 20, 2024
ROMANCE LANGUAGES - Faculty members have published new research related to the Spanish language in three different countries: Bolivia, Chile and Peru.

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