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BA in Ancient Mediterranean Studies

Degree Program Description

The Ancient Mediterranean Studies major is a broad study of the languages, literatures, and material cultures from around the Mediterranean in Classical Antiquity. Our primary focus is on the ancient Greek and Roman worlds, as well as the interconnection of those worlds with the wide variety of cultures around the Mediterranean Sea, from North Africa to the North Sea and from the Persian Empire to the Pillars of Heracles. In addition to the Ancient Mediterranean Studies track, which includes courses in such areas as Archaeology, Literature, History, and Philosophy, degree tracks are available in Greek, Latin, and Classical Languages. Students completing the major will be well prepared for a variety of careers and for further study in graduate or other professional schools.

Major Program Requirements

Below are the degree requirements. These must be met in addition to college and university requirements, including university general education.

AMS Courses at the 1000-2000 levels6-9
AMS Courses at the 3000-level or above15-18
(Latin or Greek language courses numbered 4300 or above can be used to replace up to five required AMS courses.)

Semester Plan

Please note plans may vary based on student interests. 

First Year
MATH 1050, 1100, or STAT 12003ENGLSH 10003
Social Science Course (MO State Law)3AMS 1000-29993
AMS 1000-29993Biological/Physical/Math Science Course with lab5
LATIN 1100 or GREEK 11004LATIN 1200 or GREEK 12004
 13 15
Second Year
LATIN 2000 or GREEK 20004LATIN 4300 or GREEK 4300 (OR AMS 4000+)3
Behavioral Science Course3Second major, minor, or elective course3
Humanities Course3Humanities Course (2000-level)3
Social Science Course (2000-level)3Behavioral Science Course3
Second major, minor, or elective course3Second major, minor, or elective course3
 16 15
Third Year
Humanities Course (WI)3Humanities Course (2000-level)3
Biological/Physical/Math Science Course4Minor3
LATIN/GREEK 4300+ OR AMS 3000+3AMS 3000+ (WI)3
CL HUM 3000+3Second major, minor, or elective course3
Second major, minor, or elective course3Second major, minor, or elective course3
 16 15
Fourth Year
Minor3Social Science Course3
AMS Capstone Course3AMS 3000+3
AMS 3000+3Second major, minor, or elective course3
Second major, minor, or elective course3Second major, minor, or elective course3
Second major, minor, or elective course3Second major, minor, or elective course3
 15 15
Total Credits: 120

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The University of Missouri has many resources to assist you in exploring majors and career possibilities. For guidance, visit the Majors and Careers website or view specific resources below.

  • If you are considering a change of major or are exploring multiple majors, schedule an appointment with an advisor in the Discovery Center by calling (573)884-9700 or through MU Connect Discovery Center service in you success network.

  • If you have decided on a major, visit an academic advisor in the School or College that you are interested in to discuss the process of declaring the major

  • If you would like to learn more about your career interests, abilities, values and talents, visit the MU Career Center. No Appointment is necessary to explore career options with one of our staff members.

For additional major and career exploration resources, visit Major & Career Exploration in the catalog.

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