Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies is the study of ancient cultures and their modern influences.
The Department for Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies (CNERS) offers a broad range of academic programs. Students can learn about the culture, history and mythology of the ancient Greek and Roman world, explore world religions in a comparative context, and investigate the history and material culture of the ancient Near East and ancient Egypt. Students will have many opportunities outside of the classroom to study culture and society of the ancient world. Undergraduate and graduate students have access to the Archaeology lab in the world-class Museum of Anthropology while Archaeology students can get involved in a number of exciting field projects.