Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies

Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies
Kourion Agora, Cyprus
Kourion Agora, Cyprus
Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies (CAMS) is the study of ancient civilizations that arose and flourished around the Mediterranean basin (including Egypt, Greece, Rome, Anatolia, Israel, Mesopotamia, and North Africa) from the “cradle of civilization” in Mesopotamia (ca. 4000 BCE) to the end of Greco-Roman antiquity (ca. 600 CE). CAMS investigates the whole scope of the ancient Mediterranean world and trains students to interpret the linguistic and archaeological evidence of the greatest ancient cultures.
Degree Types: Bachelor of Arts, Minor

Degree Options

  • Ancient Mediterranean Archaeology
  • Ancient Languages
  • Classic and Ancient Mediterranean Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Art History
  • Anthropology
  • History
  • Jewish Studies

About the Program

You might like this program if…

  • You want to learn the methods of archaeology and archaeological interpretation with the goal of reconstructing the social practices and historical development of different peoples in the ancient Mediterranean.
  • You want to master an interdisciplinary subject with a long-term perspective on the human condition and on cultural achievements across diverse geographical regions.
  • You want to pursue a career in education, archaeology, or law.


  • Classical Mythology
  • Ancient Languages
  • Ancient Archaeology
  • Biblical History
  • Mediterranean History

Out-of-Classroom Experiences

  • Centre County Historical Society
  • George and Ann Richards Civil War Era Center

Post-Graduation Opportunities

  • Law school
  • Graduate school to study classics, classical languages and literature, history, library science, cognition and communication, museum studies, and archeology
Customer Service, Education (K-12), Higher Education, Project Development

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This program is housed in the Department of Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies
 at Penn State University Park.
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