What is Classical Studies?

The Department of Classical Studies engages in the study of every aspect of life in ancient Greece and Rome — language and literature, art and material cultures, philosophy, history, political theory, law, and religion. Faculty and students together explore all these subjects, both in the context of cognate Mediterranean and Near Eastern cultures, and in light of the later civilizations that drew upon this classical foundation.

The Department offers six concentrations and four minors to meet your needs.



Students interested in Classical Studies will often double major, combining two areas of Classics, or Classics and other interests such as History, Linguistics, Political Science, Anthropology or English.

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