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College of Arts & Sciences

The B.A. in classics will give you a thorough grounding in the culture, history, literature and intellectual accomplishments of Ancient Greece and Rome from the Bronze Age to the dawn of the Middle Ages.

Studying the history and literature of these civilizations will develop your skills in close reading, writing and critical thinking. Through your studies, you’ll learn how the fundamental concepts of Western civilization such as rationalism and democracy first arose in Classical Antiquity.

Why Major in Classics?

A major in classics signals a commitment to serious intellectual inquiry and is an excellent basis for a wide variety of careers, including:

  • Law
  • Business
  • Consulting
  • Public Service
  • Teaching

If you want to pursue a career in medicine or finance, you can easily combine a major in classics with the undergraduate courses required for those fields.

Choose Your Track

There are two tracks that lead to a B.A. in classics.

Enhance Your Degree with a Minor

All classics majors are strongly encouraged to select a minor to accompany their major field of study. Minors are 15–18 credit hours and will display on your transcript after graduation, but not on your diploma.

University-Approved Minors