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Undergraduate Record 2024-2025 
Undergraduate Record 2024-2025

Interdisciplinary Major - Medieval Studies

Universal Curriculum Requirements

To be awarded a degree from the College of Arts and Sciences, students are required to complete universal curriculum requirements in addition to the program requirements provided below. The school universal curriculum requirements can be found on the school Degree Programs page .

Requirements for Major

The major is open to all qualified students in the College of Arts and Sciences who have demonstrated competence in a foreign language appropriate to their work in the program through the 2000 level, or its equivalent. Students are required to take 30 hours of credit in courses approved by the student’s advisor with passing grades, and at least a 2.0 average, distributed over the following fields of study:

  • Credits: 3
  • Of the remaining 27 hours of coursework, at least five courses (15 credits) must be at the 3000 or above level (of which at least one must be at the 4000 level or above). Please refer to the section below for a list containing courses which can satisfy this requirement. Course selection must reflect a multidisciplinary approach to Medieval Studies. Student coursework must thus include representation of at least four of the ten departments of the College of Arts & Sciences that include MSP affiliated faculty. These departments are:

    • Art
    • Classics
    • English
    • East Asian Language, Literatures and Cultures
    • French Language and Literature
    • German Language and Literature
    • History
    • Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Cultures
    • Religious Studies
    • Spanish, Italian and Portuguese

    Courses on medieval topics from departments not listed can count as a substitute with the director’s approval (e.g. Philosophy, Politics).

    The major may be combined with another departmental program as a double major.

Additional Information

For more information, please contact: Deborah McGrady, Department of French Languages & Literatures, 359 New Cabell Hall, University of Virginia, PO Box 400130, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4130.