When you pursue a classics major, you become acquainted with the literature, history, philosophy, art, and cultures of ancient Greece and Rome, and you can also learn two ancient languages —Ancient Greek and Latin. Your training as a classics major teaches you to look beyond your own cultural and historical assumptions to solve real-world problems. With the flexibility of classics program, many students choose to combine the classics major with another field of study.
A background in classics benefits students interested in advanced study in library science, museum studies, education, politics, religion, English and comparative literature. It also lays a strong foundation for law, medicine, seminary and other professional degrees. Around 63 percent of our classics graduates enter graduate school or law school immediately following graduation.
Opportunities and Experiences
Beyond the Classroom
- Collaborate with Special Collections in the University's library to work with rare Classics books, like an early printed edition of Vergil’s Aeneid from 1502.
- Teach Latin at a local elementary school for a service-learning opportunity.
- Present research results at the annual Classics Capstone Symposium.
- Join Eta Sigma Phi, a club for the appreciation of Ancient Greek and Roman culture, history, language, and more.