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The Department of Classics focuses on the languages and cultures of the ancient Greeks and Romans, whose civilizations had a central role in shaping our present cultural, intellectual, professional, and civic lives. Faculty and students are engaged in a wide array of scholarly enterprises, including archaeological, topographical, historical, historiographical, philosophical, folkloric, literary, theoretical, and cultural studies. The interdisciplinary nature of this department allows for various study abroad opportunities, including participation in the excavation at Tel Dor, Israel.

Degrees offered: Bachelor of Arts in Classics, Greek, Latin, and Classical Studies; Master of Arts in Greek, Latin, or Classics; and PhD in Classics and Philosophy, and Theory and Criticism.