Early civilizations matter.

This program focuses on Mediterranean antiquity, including studies of ancient Judaism, Greece, Rome, Egypt, and the early church. It combines the depth of multiple academic disciplines such as languages, linguistics, history, philosophy, and religious studies. International studies or travel to places like Greece and Jerusalem will augment these studies at Cornerstone University.

  • Overview

    • School: Traditional Undergrad Academics
    • Division: Bible, Religion & Ministry
    • Degree Type: Bachelor of Arts, Minor
    • Format: Residential
    • Location: Grand Rapids

    Quick Facts

    • Major Credit Hours: 45 (requires minor)
    • Minor Credit Hours: 20
    • Career Opportunities:
      • Historian or writer
      • Archaeology
      • Biblical studies
      • Philosophy
      • Humanitarian work, ministry or missions
    • Application Deadline: Rolling admission
      • Fall semester—August 15
      • Spring semester—January 1
  • Degree Completion

    Download a sample degree plan for a major in Ancient Studies.

    Internship Opportunities

    An internship offers opportunities to put classroom learning into practice, giving you valuable work experience as you head into job interviews and career opportunities.
    • Archaeological Excavations
    • Museums
    • Research Assistantships
    • Libraries

Career Outcomes

  • Chelica Hiltunen (B.S. '05) obtained a Master's from Oxford University.

Major Courses and Catalog

In addition to completing the university's core curriculum, the Bachelor of Arts in Ancient Studies degree requires the following classes:

  • GRK-101 Greek Grammar I (4 credit hours)
  • GRK-102 Greek Grammar II (4 credit hours)
  • GRK-201 Semantic Analysis I (4 credit hours)
  • GRK-202 Semantic Analysis II (3 credit hours)
  • HEB-101 Hebrew I (4 credit hours)
  • HEB-102 Hebrew II (4 credit hours)
  • HIS-332 The Classical World: Greece and Rome (3 credit hours)
  • HIS-451 Historiography (2 credit hours)
  • LAT-101 Latin I (4 credit hours)
  • PHI-213 Plato and Aristotle (3 credit hours)
  • REL/HIS-338 Second Temple Judaism and the Dead Sea Scrolls (3 credit hours)
  • REL-412/HIS-432 History and Religions of the Ancient Near East (3 credit hours)
  • REL/HIS-481 & 482 Thesis Project I & II or internship option (4 credit hours)

For course descriptions and graduation requirements, view the 2016-17 Cornerstone University Undergraduate Academic Catalog.

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