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The ancient studies minor allows students from different departments at Ball State to learn about and appreciate the many achievements of ancient civilizations (primarily Greece and Rome). If you want to enhance your appreciation of world history and culture, aspire to go to a graduate school, or plan to teach world history and civilization, you will find the ancient studies minor beneficial.

This minor works well with majors in:

What You Will Learn

The knowledge about the ancient world is necessary for anyone, but—in practical terms—this knowledge is also a welcome prerequisite if you wish to study and teach:

  • world history
  • various aspects of the world civilization
  • world archaeology and anthropology
  • museum studies
  • the history of philosophy
  • education and cultural studies

Program Requirements

Courses required for the ancient studies minor are offered by the Departments of Anthropology, History, Modern Languages and Classics, and Philosophy and Religious Studies so that students have a chance to appreciate the history, culture, daily life, learning, and numerous other aspects of ancient Greek and Roman civilizations.


If you want to learn more about this minor, email the history department.

Total Credits



A few of the classes you will take include:

  • ANTH 103 Archaeology and Culture
  • CC 105 Intro to the Classical World
  • HIST 151 World Civilization 1
  • PHIL 300 History of Ancient Philosophy

For a complete list of all the courses you will take and their descriptions, please see our Course Catalog.

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Enroll in this Minor

Meet with your academic advisor to declare a minor in ancient studies.

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