Uncover where everything began
The roots of modern life were formed in the ancient past.
Explore the rich legacy of past civilizations across Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas. Learn the impact they had on science, culture and religion.
Possible career paths or opportunities
- Archives and museums
- Graduate or fellowship programs
- Ancient history
- Religious studies
- Museum studies
- Government or politics
Choose your certificate
This certificate is jointly offered by the Department of History; Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Gerontology; and Department of Languages, Cultures and Religions. Unearth various aspects of life in the ancient past in this interdisciplinary certificate. Working across academic departments and colleges, students will explore the history, literature, archaeology, religion, and philosophy of premodern societies and cultures from around the world. In attaining this certificate, students will be introduced to a variety of intellectual and disciplinary approaches employed in the study of “Ancient Worlds.” Topics may include: the history of ancient Egypt, Asia, or Latin America, archaeology of North America, classical mythology and philosophy, and the religions of the Ancient Near East and Roman civilizations. This certificate sets students up for success in a wide range of activities, including graduate programs and fellowships in classics, ancient history, archaeology, religious studies, and/or museum studies; and is a unique enhancement for students interested in law, arts, sciences, and medicine. This certificate may benefit students working towards careers in law, business, consulting, politics/government work, archives, museums, education, public humanities, archaeology, publishing, and more.
This certificate is administered by the Department of History.
Program requirements (12 hours)
- Two courses from the following core courses for a total of six hours: ANT 340(3), HST 369(3), LLT 121(3), PHI 306(3), REL 327(3).
- Two courses from the following electives for a total of six hours: ANT 355(3), ANT 397(3)*, ANT 360(3), GRK 102(3), HST 343(3), HST 350(3), HST 380(3), HST 395(3), HST 397(3)*, HST 532(3), HST 541(3), HST 542(3), LLT 240(3), LLT 321(3), LTN 102(3), PHI 314(3), REL 325(3), REL 397(3)*, REL 570(3).
- Additional core classes beyond the required six hours can be used to fulfill elective requirements.
- Only six hours used in another major, minor, or certificate can count toward this certificate.
- Students must take courses with at least three distinct course codes, only two of which may be GRK, LLT, and/or LTN.
- All candidates must satisfy the General University Certificate Requirements.