Classics Degree (BA and minor)
What is a Classics Major or a Classical Studies major?
The field of classical studies encompasses the study of ancient Greek and Roman civilization. An important focus of the Classics major is the study of the Greek and Latin languages. The Classics degree also includes study of ancient Greek and Roman literature, history, philosophy, archaeology.
Benefits of the Classics major
Anyone interested in developing a greater understanding of the languages, culture and history of the Ancient World should consider either a Classics major or minor. Classical studies also makes a great addition to almost any other major. Classics is an integral part of the study of History, Political Science, Philosophy, Literature, and Christianity. Furthermore, a classical studies major provides practical skills and valuable training for those pursuing careers in the Medical and Legal professions. Whatever path you are pursuing, a classical studies degree can help.
Tracks in the Classics degree program
Students in the Classics degree program can follow any of three different tracks: a Civilization track (with more focus on history and culture and less on languages), a Languages track (with more focus on Greek and Latin), a Latin track (with more focus on Latin), and we also offer a minor in Latin.