College of Arts & Sciences

Ancient Studies Program

Welcome to the Ancient Studies Program

The Ancient Studies Program is an interdisciplinary program that brings together the university’s diversified resources in the study of antiquity. It incorporates research and courses from faculty in a variety of departments, including Classics, Foreign Languages, History, Philosophy, Sociology, and Theology. The program offers a minor in Ancient Studies. This degree is especially well suited for students with interests in the ancient Near East, ancient Greece and Rome, ancient Judaism, early Christianity, comparative religion, ancient philosophy, archaeology, and contiguous fields of research. Opportunities for developing multicultural awareness, critical thinking skills, engagement with a wide array of disciplines, and sensitivity to the history of religions firmly ground the program in the university’s Jesuit heritage.