All students majoring in classical studies must choose a specialization in ancient history or classical archaeology. All students must study either Latin or Greek through the junior level. It is recommended that students interested in graduate school take both languages and complete additional language courses through the senior level.
Students specializing in ancient history take at least four courses in Greek and Roman history, two additional courses in other pre-modern civilizations, and several others in classical civilization on such topics as archaeology, mythology, and religion.
Students specializing in classical archaeology take a sequence of three classical archaeology courses to introduce them to the field, along with other approved courses in classical civilization, ancient history and classical civilization, and art history. Special attention is given to practical experience such as fieldwork and applied methodologies in the field and lab.