Students in the department may pursue a major in classical studies
, the classics
, or Latin
. There is also the option to pursue a minor in the classics
We look in depth at the Greco-Roman world from every angle. Whether you're interested in classical mythology, Greek art, women in antiquity, tragedy, epic poetry, archaeology, philosophy, religion, politics, history, language, or all of it, there is something in the department with which you can engage.
We encourage you to explore the discipline as early as your first year by enrolling in our introductory courses in Latin and Greek, though students with a background in the Classics may elect to take higher level courses. After only a year of instruction in either language the student will be able to dive into the original texts of ancient authors such as Plato and Cicero.
One way that we enrich the curriculum for students is by offering three-week extended study opportunities to Greece or Italy at the conclusion of the spring semester. Learn more about these opportunities and others with the Office of Off-Campus Study