Career Possibilities in Medieval & Renaissance Studies

Versatile skills to get you where you want to go

The conversation usually goes something like this…
“What are you going to study?"
"What are you going to do with that major?”

We know that the outcome is king of any college commitment, so we help you build versatile skills that will make you marketable, hirable and secure. We’ll help you discover your passion. So you can let your curiosity move you.

Not all IT specialists go to cubicles, not all scientists go to a lab, and not all historians have to teach. Humanities-based skills are diverse and fit many fields, strengthening an employee's skill set and creating invaluable cultural literacy to be a better world citizen.

Importance of Interdisciplinary Study

A major or minor in Medieval/Renaissance studies will give you a well-rounded liberal arts background. This broad education - which stresses careful research, critical analysis, effective writing, and other communication skills - will prepare you for a career in many fields, including education, business, medicine, finance and communications. In particular, majoring in Medieval/Renaissance studies provides excellent preparation for graduate work in this area, especially for students interested in literary, historical, or artistic studies, with an eventual career in college or university teaching, higher ed administration, museums, and library archives. The minor provides a strong background in the study of Western civilization's institutions for students interested in advanced studies in law, religion, art history, and the history of science.

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