At least 25 of the 34 credit hours must come from 300-level or 400-level courses. Students must take at least one three-credit course from each of groups 1, 2, 3, and 4 below. At least three of those four courses must be 300-level or 400-level courses. Students may petition the Director of the program in Medieval and Renaissance Studies to count appropriate non-listed courses (such as independent studies courses, or irregularly offered upper-level colloquia and senior seminars) toward their major. Students are strongly encouraged to take at least one upper-level seminar or colloquium whose subject matter falls within the field of Medieval and Renaissance Studies.
In addition, majors must complete one course above the 202-level in a modern European language, in Arabic, in ancient or modern Hebrew, in Latin, or in ancient Greek (but not including literature in translation courses). Majors who intend to pursue graduate studies are strongly encouraged to seek language training beyond the minimum requirement, and also to prepare a second major, or at least a minor, in one of the traditional disciplines represented.