Classical Studies and Ancient History
Study the history and culture of ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome.
Ever wonder how the pyramids were made, why Greek mythology is still so popular or who Cleopatra really was? In Classical Studies and Ancient History, you will explore the cultures and histories of the ancient Mediterranean world, with a particular focus on Egypt, Greece, and Rome.
Themes include warfare, literature, art, politics, religion, gender, and modern receptions of ancient cultures. The ancient world is still with us as a reference point and touchstone. In Classical Studies and Ancient History, we strive to understand why this has been such a powerful and influential period of human history and what we can still learn from and enjoy about the world of the ancient past.
Where can Classical Studies and Ancient History take you?
Graduates from Classical Studies and Ancient History go into an extraordinarily vast range of fields. We have former students who now work in media and television, politics, government, technology, fraud detection, teaching, conservation, museums, art, academia, historical preservation, advertising and more.
Our focus is on teaching research skills, critical analysis, interpretation of evidence, argument construction, persuasive writing, oral communication, and independent thought. These skills are valuable in almost any field and for a lifetime of social engagement.