Classical Studies

College of Liberal Arts

Students at Purdue may pursue a major or minor in Classical Studies at the undergraduate level. This rich interdisciplinary field explores all aspects of ancient Greek and Roman life and thought.

We also study the impact of Classical cultures on the world today, and compare Greek and Roman civilization - history, society, literature, science, religion, mythology - with other ancient world cultures.

To help students develop their own interests, we offer a choice of three tracks emphasizing classical languages (Latin and ancient Greek), literature and culture, or material culture and history. 

Further information on the program is available on the School of Languages and Cultures website.

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