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As a student of classics, you will be introduced to the peoples of Ancient Greece and Rome, to their societies and to the historical events of which they were a part. You’ll have the chance to explore the ancient civilizations of the Mediterranean world, which flourished from around 2500 BC to 500 AD, whose enormous impact on the development of the Western tradition continues to be felt today.

Students in the Department of Classics explore three major areas of inquiry – art and archaeology, ancient history and social life, and language and literature (beginner’s courses are offered in both ancient Greek and Latin).

Students interested in archaeology should investigate the interdisciplinary Minor in Archaeology jointly offered by the Department of Classics, the School of Geography and Geology, and the Department of Anthropology. Students study a broad range of arts and sciences relevant to the practice of archaeology and can gain practical experience at archaeological digs.

To be considered for admission to a program Classics in Level II, students must include 3 units of Classics, Greek or Latin in their Level I program.


Programs in Classics are administered by the Department of Classics.