The Department of Classical Studies contributes broadly to the humanistic education of the undergraduate student through courses involving the reading of Greek and Latin literature in the original languages and through courses conducted in English in the area of Classical Civilization. We also offer to those students who wish it a specialized training in the Greek, Hebrew and Latin languages or in Classical Civilization for vocational or professional purposes.
In recent years, a large number of graduates have become teachers at the secondary level or have continued their study of the Classics in graduate school. Many others have used their undergraduate training as a basic educational background for various business occupations and professions.
The department is affiliated with the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, the American Academy in Rome, the Intercollegiate Center in Rome, and the American Research Center in Sofia, Bulgaria. Many students take advantage of the benefits of their programs.