Classics & Ancient Mediterranean Studies

Bachelor of Arts

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Let the past shape your future. In classics & ancient Mediterranean studies at Bucknell, your professors will help you build the analytical skills and perspectives to succeed in law, finance, publishing or whatever career you choose.

Discover societies that existed six millennia ago through ancient texts and research projects. Examine human cultural development in western Asia, Europe and North Africa. Join an archeological dig in Greece and master Latin, Greek or both. Explore the Archaeological Laboratory, which houses the department's extensive collection of excavated ancient glass and other artifacts.

Most students will take advantage of the University's international studies opportunities to spend a semester or summer in Athens, Rome or other locations.

Recent graduates hold jobs in education, medical research and business development, and pursue advanced degrees in law, neuroscience and child development.

Find your path to classics & ancient Mediterranean studies at Bucknell

Bucknell in Athens 

Bring your in-class experience to life with the Bucknell in Athens program. Eligible students will be immersed in Greek culture in this semester-long program that covers Greek culture and film, ancient archaeological sites and what daily life is like in modern Greece.

In addition to trips to various historical sights, students take several classes that focus on the world of film in Greece, the Greek language and the political climate.

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Wonder at the Ancient World

The Classics Club welcomes any student to view movies, literature and any other form of media that portrays ancient cultures.

The Classics Club strives to promote academic development for everyone in the Bucknell community while also creating an appreciation for classical culture.

Classics & Ancient Mediterranean Studies


241 Vaughan Literature Building