Why study Mediterranean Archaeology?

Set between three continents, the Mediterranean Sea was a crucible of different ancient cultures, including the Greek, the Roman and the Egyptian civilization, which have had a strong impact on the modern world. The new certificate in Mediterranean Archaeology will enable students to study the ancient Mediterranean and develop a critical understanding of the archaeology of the many cultures that flourished on its coasts from the Stone Age to the fall of the Roman Empire. The certificate will draw from the exceptional breadth and depth of research and teaching expertise in this field available in the Department of Classics, and also in the Department of Anthropology, and make use of the unique resources of the Burnam Classical Library and the antiquities collection of the Department of Classics. It will also offer opportunities for collaboration with the Hebrew Union College, the Cincinnati Art Museum and the Cincinnati Museum Center.

Students from the UC College of Arts and Sciences and other colleges in the University attracted to this certificate will learn about the arts and monuments of the ancient Mediterranean, the emergence and collapse of early states, and economy and exchange in the ancient world. They will also develop an understanding of the methods and techniques used by archaeologists in studying these finds and reconstructing ancient civilizations. Additionally, they will be exposed to diachronic and comparative perspectives on ancient culture and learn to appreciate the relevance of the exploration of antiquity to the shaping of the modern world.

Admission Requirements

Students already pursuing a degree in any college at UC can add the certificate to their program. Be sure to submit a declaration of the certificate program using our online form.

In addition, you must meet with the program director and provide the application for the certificate in minority health. Do this early enough to avoid delay in obtaining your certificate.

Students not currently pursuing a degree may declare the certificate after establishing non-matriculated status - contact Admissions Office for assistance.

The program is not targeted to any one employment outcome but will serve some students as a gateway to other programs targeted to employment outcomes in museum studies, field archaeology, classics, ancient history, and history more generally.

Contact the Undergraduation Program Director through the main office contact information found on this website.

Students in the UC College of Arts and Sciences (A&S) enjoy many benefits afforded through study at a research-extensive institution ranked among the nation's top 25 public research universities. UC's urban, Tristate location offers exciting opportunities for global education, research and service learning, while its student-centered focus includes an 11:1 student-faculty ratio, a nationally recognized Center for Exploratory Studies and a highly successful First Year Experience program that teaches critical skills for first-year students and provides connections with important campus resources. 

Students must declare the certificate program online. Students must ensure that the certificate program director is aware of when teh student plans to finish the program. If student's are pursuing another bachelor's degree, then the certificate will be reviewed at the time that you submit your separate degree application.

The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Contact Information

Undergraduate Director
410 Blegen Library
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0226
(513) 556-3050

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Program Code: 15CRT-MARCL-C2