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Major in Ancient and Medieval Studies [Arts]

General Information

See Bachelor of Arts  for additional regulations and requirements.

Degrees in Ancient and Medieval Studies are interdisciplinary programs administered by the Department of History, Classics, and Religion.

Requirements for the Major

Students are required to complete a minimum of 30 units to a maximum of 48 units at the senior level, chosen from a list of cross-listed courses. Consult the History, Classics, and Religion website at for a current list of approved cross-listed courses.

See Cross-Listed Courses  for regulations concerning cross-listed courses.

6 units from

  • courses at the 400-level

6 units of a language relevant to Ancient and Medieval Studies:

  • A minimum of 6 units in Arabic, Classical Chinese, Greek, Hebrew, Latin, Old Norse, or Sanskrit, which may also fulfil the LOE requirement in the BA program. Note that some language courses may have prerequisites and not all languages are offered every year. Consult the program website for a current list of approved courses that meet this requirement.


  • Students may not count more than 12 units from any one course designation (i.e., HIST) toward the required credits for the major.

In addition to the requirements listed above:

Students are strongly encouraged to pursue temporal, geographic, and disciplinary diversity in their coursework.