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.

Medieval Studies Commencement Ceremony

Sunday, June 16, 2024 
1:00 pm 
 Paul Olum Atrium

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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

May 20, 2024
ROMANCE LANGUAGES - Faculty members have published new research related to the Spanish language in three different countries: Bolivia, Chile and Peru.
May 7, 2024
COMPARATIVE LITERATURE, SPANISH - Leah Middlebrook, associate professor of comparative literature and Spanish for the College of Arts and Sciences, has been appointed as the new director of the Oregon Humanities Center. Her new position starts July 1, 2024. Middlebrook brings a rich humanities background to the position and she said the position is an honor she takes seriously.
May 7, 2024
LINGUISTICS - A historian and a linguist have received National Endowment of the Humanities (NEH) awards, a prestigious honor that goes to only 16% of applicants in a given year. The grants were awarded to Gabriela Pérez Báez, associate professor of linguistics and director of the Language Revitalization Lab, and Arafaat Valiani, an associate professor in the Department of History and affiliated faculty in the Global Health program.

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