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Ancient Studies (BA)


Go ancient! This program takes a global approach to the ancient world. You can choose from courses on the ancient civilizations of Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and the Americas. You’ll study the ancient world through a variety of disciplines. You can take courses in History, Archaeology, Philosophy, and Religion in Culture as you explore the literature, myth, politics and philosophies of the first civilizations, including Egypt, Greece, Rome, China and Mesopotamia.

This is a flexible program that allows you to develop and follow your interests. There are no prerequisites on courses. The flexibility of our program is ideally suited to those interested in combining Ancient Studies with a second major.

Info for Current Students

Department of History

Program Highlights

  • View the Ancient Studies experience guide and learn about the opportunities at Laurier that will help prepare you, both inside and outside the classroom, for your future career.
  • A capstone course experience: as you progress in this program, you’ll move into progressively smaller classes where you’ll get to know the faculty. Third-year classes are capped at 40 students, and fourth-year classes at 15.
  • A range of first-year classes to choose from: Ancient History in a Global Context; Ancient Heroes; The Greek World; and Roman Civilization.
  • A highly flexible program: you can easily combine this program with a second major, such as Archaeology and Heritage Studies, English, Languages, Religion and Culture, Anthropology or History.

Sample Courses

  • Ancient Heroes: Story and Tradition
  • Ancient Warfare
  • The Vikings
  • Cleopatra: History, Fiction and Fantasy
  • The Ancient World in Contemporary Culture
  • The Ancient Egyptians
  • Food and Drink in Ancient Mediterranean Societies


International Baccalaureate Requirements

  • HL or SL English at 3.
  • IB Minimum Score: 26.

Design Your Degree

These are a few popular academic opportunities that allow you to dive deeper into your major area of study or broaden your knowledge:

  • Research Specialization
  • Applied Digital Option
  • Music and Cultural History Option

Check out other options to enhance your degree.

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