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Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures



Do you want to explore the impact that ancient civilizations had on our modern world? Explore ancient languages and their impact on linguistics? Hone your analytical skills? Then the classics major is right for you. 

Why Study Classics?

Classics is an interdisciplinary major by definition. Throughout your studies, you'll gain a deeper appreciation and understanding of art, language, literature, history and politics, while developing your analytical and writing skills.