Welcome to our incoming students!

The Department of Classics offers a broad range of courses in Greek and Latin language and literature; Greek and Latin literature in English translation; Greek and Roman history, archaeology, mythology, philosophy, and religion; and Modern Greek.

Study of the Classics can be an ideal undergraduate liberal arts program for individuals preparing for careers in a wide variety of professions. We work closely with our students in developing their skillsets so that they graduate with highly advanced competencies in creatively analyzing and synthesizing qualitative information, using texts and artifacts to examine cultural systems and systems of thought, communicating clearly with the written and spoken word, and collaborating effectively with others.

Our major programs include Classical Languages and Literature, Classical Archaeology, Ancient History, and Classical Studies. Any of these can also be combined with a major or minor in another Dartmouth department.