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An undergraduate concentration in Classics furnishes students with a broad liberal education, and provides specialized training for those students intending to enter graduate school. Students may choose to study Ancient Greek, Latin, Sanskrit, and/or Modern Greek, and to explore courses in literature, mythology, history, philosophy, and religion. Students may either pursue the standard Classics concentration – the most popular choice – or one of several optional tracks: Greek, Latin, Greek and Latin, South Asian Classics, Sanskrit, Greek and Sanskrit, or Latin and Sanskrit. Concentrators who pursue an honors degree write a senior thesis, typically over the course of two semesters during their senior year.

Student Goals

Students in this concentration will:

  • Become fluent in one or more classical languages such as Greek, Latin, or Sanskrit
  • Become familiar with the literature, history, and culture of a classical society
  • Study classical archaeology in an area of specialization
  • Research and write a senior thesis that integrates their areas of interest


  • Greek
  • Greek and Latin
  • Greek and Sanskrit
  • Latin
  • Latin and Sanskrit
  • Sanskrit
  • South Asian Classics

Graduating Class

Class Year Total Students Capstones Completed Honors Graduates
2014 28  14  14 
2015 23 
2016 25    10 
2017 21   
2018 17   
2019 19   5


Director of Undergraduate Studies/Advisor: Pura Nieto Hernandez