Majors & Minors


CNRC's new major and minor are now available as of spring 2023. For more information or questions on how to complete a major or minor declared before the change, please contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies (Spencer Cole

The Department of Classical and Near Eastern Religions and Cultures offers the following undergraduate programs:

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.