Classical Studies provides a holistic and interdisciplinary approach to the study of ancient Greek and Roman cultures within the broader context of the ancient Mediterranean civilizations. Through the study of literature, history, archaeology, philosophy, art history, and languages (ancient Greek and Latin), our students explore antiquity through a variety of lenses that provide insight into the world we now inhabit. Through our programs, students engage in a dialogue between the past and present, reflecting on topics and questions of contemporary significance and crucial for living meaningful lives in a complex world. In addition to the courses we offer on campus, our students have opportunities to study abroad and participate in excavations with our faculty.
We offer a major in Classical Studies and minors in Classical Studies, Greek, and Latin. The Classical Studies major may include the study of Greek or Latin, depending on a student’s interests.