Majors & Minors


The faculty members of CNRC are in the midst of revising our departmental majors and minors, which will allow students to take advantage of CNRC's full range of course offerings. We hope to have full descriptions of these new majors available in the early spring semester and to begin to enroll students in the new majors starting in fall 2022. Check back for details as we have them available.

The Department of Classical and Near Eastern Religions and Cultures offers three undergraduate program options:

Our major and minor programs are part of a rigorous and exciting liberal arts education that emphasizes:

  • Critical reading and thinking skills
  • Effective oral and written communication of information and ideas
  • A thorough understanding of the methods by which society, culture, and language are studied

Our students are prepared not only for graduate work in fields such as ancient Near Eastern studies, biblical studies, and classics, but also for any professional training or career that requires critical thinking and communication skills.

All of our majors provide a good foundation for law school or—with appropriate coursework—medical school, as well as any number of other careers.

Our minor programs allow students to develop their knowledge and skills in an area of the department beyond the intermediate level while they pursue majors and career goals in another field.

For more information or to declare, contact our Director of Undergraduate Studies.