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Discovery of the ancient Mediterranean world and its enduring value.

Study the classics at the source point, along with their continued meaning for our modern cultural landscape. Classical studies bring relevance to some of the greatest works and ideas about the human spirit, and help us grapple with some of our most fundamental questions about humanity.

As a major in classical studies, you will confidently approach the ancient Mediterranean world through the humanistic disciplines of language and literature, history and philosophy, and art and archaeology. You will be challenged to think logically and creatively and engage in the sophisticated linguistic and textual analysis of literary works and cultural monuments. 

Take what you learn and bring it to life in semester and summer-long overseas study and fieldwork. Students have hiked the steep slopes of Mt. Parnassos in Greece, traversed the Roman streets in Jerusalem and searched for unseen treasure in Mediterranean archaeological excavations. 

Sample Courses

  • Greek and Latin
  • Greek Civilization
  • Aegean, Egyptian and Near Eastern Archaeology
  • Greek and Roman Mythology
  • Ancient Mediterranean World
  • Impact of Empire
  • Greek and Roman Law
  • Archaeology of Ancient Israel 

Career Options

  • Graduate Programs
  • Journalism
  • Medicine
  • Teaching
  • Government
  • Museum Curation
  • Theater and the Arts
  • Law
  • Academia 

What will you unearth?

Majors and Minors