Nobel Laureate Professor Brian Schmidt AC officially launched the ANU Centre for Classical Studies in the Classics Museum in October 2015. Many students past and present attended the launch and heard Prof. Schmidt speak of his hope for more double degrees involving arts and the sciences. Classics has been taught at the ANU since the 1950s and the ANU Classics Museum is a much-used teaching resource.
Interested in delving into the ancient world? Make the Bachelor of Classical Studies your first preference and study the classical world of Greece and Rome through a variety of disciplines. You will be encouraged to study broadly across the field of classical antiquity, defined as the Greco-Roman world from the Aegean Bronze Age (3rd millennium BC) to the transition from late antiquity to the early medieval period (500 AD). You will be encouraged to take part in an overseas study course in Italy, Greece or Turkey. You will experience the classical world and visit archaeological sites and key museums, all as part of an approved course counting towards your degree.