The baccalaureate degree in Classics enables students to receive a solid foundation in their major field through courses in Greek and/or Latin languages, seminars that emphasize inquiry and research skills, research hours that focus on writing skills, and upper-level courses in classical studies.
Students may choose their own concentration in Classics. Besides ancient languages and literatures, there are exciting interdepartmental and interdisciplinary concentrations in archaeology, history, and classical civilization. Students in these tracks still do serious work in the ancient languages but follow curricula that prepare them not only for further work in philology, but for careers in a variety of areas ranging from ancient history and archaeology to law and government.
Classics faculty are housed in the Department of International Studies, but may also be found in the Department of Anthropology, Department of English, Department of History, Department of Philosophy, and the College of Architecture. The faculty have distinguished scholarly records and many have been awarded university-level and college-level teaching awards. The Classics section is also home for top-tier international journals in classical and postclassical studies.