Classical Studies

Classical Studies Program

The Classical Studies program operates under the aegis of the Department of Languages and Literature. With its particular focus upon the study of the Classical Greek and Latin languages, and ancillary courses offered through other departments (e.g., art, history, theology, philosophy), the program is designed to prepare students with a major/minor concentration for advanced study in the Classics and related fields. The program also serves the needs and interests of a range of students from other majors and from the community at large, for whom the study of Greek or Latin satisfies a personal interest or complements their academic pursuits. The knowledge, discipline, critical thinking and problem solving skills developed through the Classical Studies program are widely applicable and adaptable to the exigencies of an ever changing world; they engender habits of mind and heart well appreciated by a broad spectrum of graduate and professional programs and employers, and promote personal satisfaction, life-long learning, and intellectual and spiritual enlightenment.

Student Learning Outcomes

The Classical Studies program will produce graduates who:

  1. Read, understand, and interpret a classical language
  2. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of Greco-Roman culture
  3. Connect with other disciplines and expand knowledge
  4. Develop insight into their own language and culture
  5. Participate in wider communities of language and culture

What Can You Do With This Degree?

  • Latin/Greek instruction (middle and/or high school)
  • Graduate study in literature, languages, or writing
  • Journalism
  • Public relations
  • Communications
  • Ministry
  • Law
  • Business
  • Medicine
  • University teaching
       (Archaeology, Art History, Classics, Philosophy, Theology)
  • Library or museum work
  • Translating
  • Editing/publishing
  • Politics/government