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Ancient Studies (BA)

Ancient Studies (BA)

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Learn about Ancient Studies through a uniquely global approach to the ancient world.

You'll explore the literature, mythology, politics and philosophies of the first civilizations in this interdisciplinary program.

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Program Highlights

  • co-op-icon.jpgCo-op is available (apply after first year).
  • 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

Admission Requirements

We encourage applicants of all academic backgrounds to apply.

Ontario High School Curriculum

  • Minimum admission range: low 70s.
  • Competitive admission range, based on last year’s admitted students: low 80s.
  • English at 60%.

Other Curriculums

Visit our admission requirements section to find specific requirements for international curriculums, other Canadian curriculums, transfer students and more.

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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