These major fields are also available as minor concentrations in other degree programs:
(The Department of Classical and Near Eastern Studies is no longer admitting students to the programs in Ancient Mediterranean Studies and Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology. Students currently enrolled in these programs will be allowed to finish their degrees.)
All of our majors are part of a rigorous and exciting liberal arts education that emphasizes:
Our students are prepared not only for graduate work in related fields (such as archaeology, ancient Near Eastern studies, classics, or religious studies), but also for any professional training or career that requires critical thinking and communication skills. All of our majors provide a good foundation for law school or—with appropriate coursework—medical school, as well as any number of other careers. Our minor programs allow students to develop their knowledge and skills in an area of the Department beyond the intermediate level while they pursue majors and career goals in another field.
The Department, the College of Liberal Arts, and the University offer excellent resources for the study of Mediterranean and Near Eastern antiquity. The faculty in Classical and Near Eastern Studies includes nationally and internationally known scholars, several of whom are winners of teaching awards, both local and national. In addition, there are faculty members in several related departments whose teaching and research complement that of the Department's own faculty. Research resources range from the specialized collection of the Department's own library to the University's library holdings and to the museum collections of the Twin Cities. Every year a number of lectures are given by distinguished visitors in all of the fields represented in the Department. Many of our language students act as tutors for first and second year classes in Greek, Hebrew, and Latin. Archaeology students often participate in fieldwork through the University's own projects or through other approved projects.
The Department strives to be a vital and stimulating intellectual home to its students, staff, faculty, and friends.
For more information or to declare a major or minor in Greek, Hebrew, or Latin contact:
Director of Undergraduate Studies
245 Nicholson Hall
Prin Ofc and Admin Specialist
245 Nicholson Hall