This major requires 12 credits. (10 credits for students who enter with knowledge of Hebrew)
Majors in Ancient Studies choose one of three tracks: Hebrew, Greco-Roman and New Testament. Students are required to study at least one ancient language (Hebrew, Greek or Latin) and to be able to apply that language in a required two-semester independent research project. In preparation for this independent research project, each track requires students to take two language courses at the 200 level, and six courses relevant to the ancient world, choosing courses from those offered in the departments of Classics, History, Religion, Visual Art and History of Art and Philosophy.
Students should complete the minimum language requirement by the end of the junior year. A minimum of two courses must be at the 300 level.
All majors must complete a senior independent research project (two semesters).