The Department of Ancient Mediterranean Studies offers major options for students interested in the mythology, literature, history, culture, and archaeology of ancient Greece and Rome. Three of these major tracks — Latin, Greek, and Classical Languages — focus on learning the ancient languages and introduce students to advanced readings in ancient Greek and Latin texts. A fourth track, Classical Humanities, is available to those students who would like to study the Greek and Latin Classics in translation.
The Department of Ancient Mediterranean Studies offers graduate work leading to the degrees of Master of Arts (MA) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in three (3) main areas: Languages and Literature, Archaeology, and Arts and Humanities. The basis of work in these areas is the study of the literary and material cultures of ancient Greece and Rome. We encourage applications from talented and committed students who have an appreciation of the rich, many-faceted nature of the ancient world and an interest in discovering a place of their own in it.
AMS majors' scores rank among the highest of all undergraduate majors on the GRE and LSAT tests.