Classics focuses on the languages, literature, history, and culture of Greco-Roman antiquity. It provides specialized training for students intending to enter graduate school, and a broad liberal education for those with more general interests. Students may choose to study Ancient Greek, Latin, Sanskrit, or Modern Greek and gain knowledge in literature, mythology, ancient history, philosophy, and religion.
The Department of Classics provides instruction in Ancient Greek, Latin, Sanskrit, and Modern Greek languages, literatures, history, culture, and philosophy. Our department offers an undergraduate degree in Classics that includes several optional “tracks” and graduate degrees in Classics, Ancient History, or Sanskrit.
Temporary Suspension of PhD Programs
Admissions to the PhD programs in Classics and Ancient History have been suspended for the 2020-2021 cycle. We look forward to resuming our admissions process and accepting applications again in Fall 2021.
The Classics Department is, as always, strongly committed to continued support for our current students, who are facing a variety of challenges due to the global pandemic.