Ancient Mediterranean Studies Minor

Ancient Mediterranean studies is the study of ancient history and languages, including Biblical Hebrew, ancient Greek and Latin. The period covered extends from the Paleolithic Age to the fall of the Roman Empire in the West in A.D. 476. The program’s geographical boundaries cover the Mediterranean coasts and includes civilizations which arose in the Mediterranean hinterlands.

Student contemplating ancient mediterranean historical site

The disciplines concerned with the ancient Mediterranean have formed the core of the western liberal arts for centuries. The ancient Mediterranean studies minor incorporates courses drawn from the anthropology, art history, English, foreign languages, geography, history, Jewish studies, philosophy, and religious studies programs, offering students an opportunity to specialize in the disciplines of antiquity. The ancient Mediterranean studies minor helps students majoring in various fields to focus their interests and gives coherence to their programs.

Trained to integrate the past with the present, students of antiquity are found not only in their traditional havens-universities, museums, archaeological projects, and research centers-but also as valuable team members in such diverse fields as international business, public educational programs, documentary filmmaking, publishing, marketing, mass communications, medicine, and the law.

Minor Requirements

View minor requirements in the Undergraduate Catalog.

Why Choose a Minor?

Broaden Your Educational Experience

A minor course of study allows you to complement your major with a broader body of knowledge. You can pursue your personal passion and academic interests while still fulfilling the requirements of your major discipline. Enhance your resume and transcript and make yourself a more marketable job candidate by building your knowledge base and broadening your educational experience.

Contact Information

Ancient Mediterranean Studies

Acting Director
Carol Caronna, Ph.D.
Liberal Arts Building
Room 2305
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.