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Ancient Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #601 (WUR) Baltimore Highlands, MD, United States
Focusing on the study of the cultures of Ancient Greece and Rome, the Ancient Studies program from University of Maryland Baltimore County provides a rigorous, interdisciplinary education that spans 3,500 years of human history and continues to be relevant in the present.
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Professors in the Ancient Studies program from University of Maryland Baltimore County are passionate about their subjects and love teaching them; they are easy to engage in conversation and make time for their students. Their professional expertise ranges from the Bronze Age to the Byzantine Period and all points in between.

Program Overview

The hallmark of Ancient Studies at UMBC is an unparalleled student experience. The department offers numerous opportunities for students to study and travel abroad, to do internships, and to take part in archaeological fieldwork. Each spring, Ancient Studies professors lead a study tour that enables students to experience firsthand the landscapes, artifacts, monuments, and works of art they have studied in classes. 

At UMBC, Ancient studies majors have unique prospects for conducting research. Are you curious about ancient music? Have a replica ancient instrument built and learn to play it. Do you love ancient vase painting? Visit European museums and study them privately. Are you interested in the principles of ancient science and technology? Develop a research project in these fields. Whatever vision you have for your education, the Ancient Studies department can help you realize it.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Israel and Near East
  • The Ancient Greeks
  • Classical Mythology
  • Warfare in the Ancient World
  • World Archaeology
  • Greek Archaeology & Art
  • Archaeology and Art of Ancient Egypt
  • Pompeii
  • Elementary Greek 
  • Intermediate Greek

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • A completed UMBC Undergraduate Admissions Application
  • A $75 nonrefundable application fee.
  • An official or attested copy of your current high school transcript/academic record including an English translation.
  • Official results of completion of state/national secondary school examinations.
  • A final high school transcript/leaving certificate upon completion of your senior year.
  • All non-native English speakers must submit official test scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24338 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12169 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    24338 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12169 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    8704 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4352 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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