Classical Studies (BA)

Program Overview

Classical studies is offered through the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Studies (CNES). Major tracks in Classics offer coursework in the cultures, languages, and literatures of the ancient Mediterranean, with a focus on ancient Greece and Rome.

Degrees Offered

  • BA in Classical Civilization
  • BA in Latin Language and Literature
  • BA in Classics, Greek and Latin
  • BA in Latin

Internships, research opportunities and more

Internship possibilities may reflect your larger interests such as a legal, medical, government or business, and could even include an archeological field school experience.

Study abroad is highly recommended.

Coursework

Some courses to consider in your first year:

After You Graduate

A degree in classics provides an excellent launching pad for careers in almost any intellectually demanding field. For example, classics majors enjoy a distinct edge when applying to law school. But the degree applies across the board, from business to education to government to medicine (double majoring in biology and in a humanities field like classics can be a good strategy for medical school applicants.) In addition, this program emphasizes critical thinking and writing, and oral presentation.

Career and career field possibilities are vast, but include:

  • business
  • editor
  • grant writer
  • lawyer
  • legislative aide
  • librarian
  • public administrator
  • speech writer
  • teacher
  • technical writer
  • university/college professor

For more information, visit the Classical Studies website.