Program at a glance

How much does it cost? 

Learn more about how to afford a degree from the University of Nevada, Reno.

How long does it take?

This minor is designed to be completed with any major in four years.

How do I apply?

Open to all undergraduate students. Applicants must have a high-school diploma or GED. Learn how to apply.

What will I learn in a medieval and Renaissance studies minor?

The interdisciplinary minor in medieval and Renaissance studies allows you to explore the culture of the Middle Ages and Renaissance so that you can better understand the roots of Western civilization. The minor is designed for students in a wide range of liberal arts majors and draws primarily on courses from art, English and history, although electives are available in other disciplines such as philosophy. Additional courses may be used for the minor with approval of an advisor. 

With more than 50 courses offered as part of the minor, you'll have the flexibility to take classes that interest you. You might focus your coursework around old English literature and linguistics or study the history of science. You could concentrate in ancient philosophy or art, or take courses across a wide range of topic areas. 

Meet the faculty

Faculty concentrating in medieval and Renaissance studies come from departments such as art, English, history and music. You can learn more about their research and ways for students to get involved on the medieval and renaissance studies website. 

Careers with a minor in medieval and Renaissance studies

You can afford the University of Nevada, Reno

76% of students receive financial aid

Almost everyone is eligible to receive some kind of aid. We offer need-based and merit-based forms of financial aid to help you afford college.

54% of all students graduate with no debt

That's right. More than half of our students leave the University of Nevada, Reno with no student debt.

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At the University of Nevada, Reno Honors College, our students maximize their unique gifts and passions through a series of personalized experiences that deepen their capacity for transformative societal impact.

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