Medieval Studies Certificate

The Medieval Studies Program offers an undergraduate program of study and a selection of courses open to students in all majors.

The Certificate in Medieval Studies requires a minimum of 21 s.h. in medieval studies course work. The certificate program is open to current University of Iowa undergraduate students and to all individuals who hold a bachelor's degree and are not enrolled in a graduate or professional degree program. Students must maintain a g.p.a. of at least 2.00 in work for the certificate. Completion of the certificate is noted on the student's transcript.

The program enables students to combine study in three or more disciplines into an organized investigation of the Middle Ages, a rich historical period that continues to influence today's culture. Students may earn the Certificate in Medieval Studies as a distinct interest or combine it with focused study in areas such as art history; classics; comparative literature; gender, women's, and sexuality studies; languages (e.g., French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish); music; philosophy; religion; and theater.

Students must include courses from at least three different departments in their work for the certificate; they may count a maximum of 10 s.h. from a single department or program. Courses used to fulfill General Education Program requirements or the requirements of a major or minor may be counted toward the certificate in most cases. Up to 6 s.h. of transfer credit may be counted toward certificate requirements, with the Certificate in Medieval Studies coordinating committee's approval; contact the certificate program's coordinator, Michael Moore.

View full certificate requirements and acceptable courses in the UI General Catalog

15th Century French Book of Hours, UIowa Special Collections
15th c. French Book of Hours, UIowa Special Collections