Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Medieval and Renaissance Studies (MARS) is an interdisciplinary major in which students take courses in both the Middle Ages or the Renaissance (but concentrate in one area), and take at least one background course in the classics. MARS students read the works of a major Medieval or Renaissance author in the original language.  MARS curriculum cuts horizontally across fifteen subject areas such as art, architecture, drama, history, music, vernacular and Latin literature, philosophy, and political science. Furthermore, the program offers access to over 1,400 images from medieval illuminated manuscripts.

Medieval and Renaissance Studies Website

Plan of Study

Medieval and Renaissance Study, BA

Related Career Interests

Careers in Medieval and Renaissance Studies

  • Museum archivist
  • Museum curator
  • Management consulting
  • Graduate school
  • Many other positions not necessarily related to Medieval and Renaissance Studies, which capitalize on a student's broad-based liberal arts skill set

Transfer to Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Purdue admits to individual majors. In addition to meeting overall Purdue transfer criteria, such as minimum high school course requirements, applicants must also meet major-specific requirements. The major-specific criteria for this program are listed below. Students who meet or exceed these are the most competitive candidates for admission. Before applying, review the closed programs page to confirm your desired major is open to transfer students for your desired entry term.

Minimum GPA: 2.2

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