There are two fields of concentration:
(1) The art and archaeology of the Greek and Roman world and its Mediterranean predecessor;
(2) the art and archaeology of the ancient Near East. These fields may be combined in a program of major and allied subjects. Allied subjects are ancient languages (Greek, Linear B, Latin, Sumerian, Akkadian, Ugaritic, Hebrew, Hittite, Egyptian), ancient history, history of art, anthropology, or a science related to the program of the student.
Graduate instruction takes the form of seminars and tutorial units of supervised study. A Graduate Intensive Survey, covering all the topics dealt with in the department, is required of all first-year students. The Graduate Advisor, in consultation with the faculty and the student, designs a course of study that provides each student with breadth of training as well as specialized preparation in his or her chosen areas of emphasis. Depending on their major fields, students normally pursue appropriate language study in ancient Greek or Latin at Bryn Mawr, or in Akkadian and Sumerian at the University of Pennsylvania. Appropriate coursework in history and art history is also advised.
For M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in both Greek and Latin and in combinations of either or both languages with Classical Archaeology, see Classical Languages / Greek Studies / Roman Studies.