Programs

In recent years our graduates have pursued careers in a broad range of fields, including medicine, teaching, politics, library science, and law.

The close attention we pay to clear expression and argumentation in writing-intensive courses, the problem-solving ability students acquire as they learn Latin and (or) Greek, and the deep questions they confront as they read the challenging works of Greece and Rome and wrestle with the profound differences between ancient and modern worlds all help to develop valuable skills for life after college.

Ancient Studies Major

Currently, majors may choose from among three concentrations: art historical/archaeological, historical, or literary/mythological.

The major requires a minimum of 32 credits,

The 32-credit minimum should include:

  • at least one (4-credit) intermediate-level course in Greek or Latin, or Asian-142 Elementary Sanskrit;
  • at least one (4-credit) art historical or archeological course focusing on the ancient Mediterranean;
  • at least one (4-credit) literary or mythical course focusing on the ancient Mediterranean or India;
  • at least two (4-credit) historical courses (i.e., 8 credits total), one on the ancient Greek and one on the ancient Roman world;
  • at least two (4-credit) 300-level courses (8 credits total), one of which must be a designated capstone/research seminar, and one of which must be in the chosen concentration;
  • one additional (4-credit) course at the 200-level or above;
  • at least three (4-credit) courses (12 credits total) must be within the chosen concentration.

Students who major in ancient studies choose from among three concentrations: art historical/archaeological, historical, or literary/mythological. The aim of the concentrations is to balance the breadth of the major with depth and to provide coherence.

Because only 32 credits are required, ancient studies majors must also have another major, minor, or certificate to complete degree requirements. Minoring in religion, art history, an ancient language, philosophy, or religion complements ancient studies well by deepening a student's expertise in one discipline.

Classics Major

A major in classics combines the study of both ancient Greek and Latin with courses in ancient history, art, philosophy, politics or religion.

A minimum of 40 credits is required with at least 8 credits in Greek at the 200 level or above, at least 8 credits in latin at the 200 level or above, 12 credits at the 300 level in Greek or Latin, At least 8 additional credits at the 300 level in approved coursework. At least 4 additional credits at the 200 level or above in approved coursework.

  • Students anticipating graduate work in classics should begin the study of both Greek and Latin as soon as possible.
  • Students who declare a classics major automatically fulfill the College’s “outside the major” requirement.

Please visit the course catalog for detailed information on the requirements for the majors and course offerings.

Greek Major

In recent years our graduates have pursued careers in a broad range of fields, including medicine, teaching, politics, library science, and law.

The close attention we pay to clear expression and argumentation in writing-intensive courses, the problem-solving ability students acquire as they learn Latin and (or) Greek, and the deep questions they confront as they read the challenging works of Greece and Rome and wrestle with the profound differences between ancient and modern worlds all help to develop valuable skills for life after college.

Latin Major

The close attention we pay to clear expression and argumentation in writing-intensive courses, the problem-solving ability students acquire as they learn Latin and (or) Greek, and the deep questions they confront as they read the challenging works of Greece and Rome and wrestle with the profound differences between ancient and modern worlds all help to develop valuable skills for life after college.

Ancient Studies Minor

The minor requires a minimum of 20 credits, including courses from two different areas of concentration, at least one 300-level course, and relevant courses in classics, art history, history, Asian studies, philosophy, politics, and religion.

Classics Minor

A classics minor requires a minimum of 16 credits with 4 credits from Greek or Latin at the 100 or 200 level, 8 credits from Greek or Latin at the 200 or 300 level, 4 credits from Greek or Latin at the 300 level. The minor must include courses in both Greek and Latin.

For more information please see the classics section of the course bulletin.

Greek Minor

These minors requires a minimum of 16 credits above the 100 level in the ancient languages.

Latin Minor

These minors requires a minimum of 16 credits above the 100 level in the ancient languages.

Teacher Licensure in Classics and Latin

Students interested in teaching in the fields of Latin and classics can combine their course work with a minor in education. See the Department of Psychology and Education’s Teacher Licensure Program for more information.