Ancient Studies Major

Ancient Studies

χαιρετε     Hebrew textsalvete     Egyptian text     

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. 

View an example of our 4 year plan. This program will provide outstanding preparation for a number of fields in graduate studies.

What can I do with this major?

You will be prepared for any of the following fields:

  • History
  • Archaeology
  • Bible Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Teaching (may require certification)
  • Humanitarian work
  • Writing
  • Ministry and Missions

What are some interesting classes I may take?

  • Introduction to Linguistics
  • Plato and Aristotle
  • Second Temple Judaism and the Dead Sea Scrolls
  • History and Religions of the Ancient Near East

What internships or partnerships are available with this program?

  • Archaeological Excavations
  • Museums
  • Research Assistantships
  • Libraries

What are grads doing now?

Chelica Hiltunen - Master of Divinity, Oxford University

Meet the Ancient Studies Faculty

Erik Benson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of History
Michael Pasquale, Ph.D.
Division Chair, Associate Professor of Linguistics 
Matt Bonzo, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Ryan Roberts, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Old Testament
Douglas Mohrmann, Ph.D.
Division Chair, Associate Professor of Religion 

Andrew L. Smith, M.A., M.Div.
Associate Professor of New Testament

Kim Lan Nguyen, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Old Testament 


Bible, Religion & Ministry