Undergraduate Programs

The study of classics centers on the cultures of antiquity, but the lessons learned about the human condition are anything but antiquated. Throughout history, those interested in politics, society, and culture have looked to Roman and Greek civilization as a testing ground for serious inquiry. The study is no less fruitful and fascinating today.

In addition to scholarly examination of the art, science, philosophy, religion, mythology, and literature of ancient Greece and Rome, the Department of Classical Studies at Tufts is actively involved with Tufts’ current cultural climate, sponsoring events such as the Classics Film Series, an annual reading marathon, and various guest speakers. The department houses the Perseus Digital Library, which is the largest online collection of Latin and Greek texts in the world. Students in the classics department often participate in combined or double majors, finding that studying Latin or Greek perfectly complements preparatory work toward law, medicine, theology, philosophy, or a number of other fields in the sciences and humanities.

We offer a variety of majors and minors including majors in: Greek and Latin, Greek, Latin, the interdisciplinary major in Archaeology, and Classical Studies; and minors in: Greek Civilization, Roman Civilization, Greek Archaeology, Roman Archaeology, Greek and Latin.

Programs

BA in Greek & Latin

Undergraduates receive a BA degree in Greek & Latin. Greek and Latin is a flexible, interdisciplinary program introducing students to the literature, history, and material culture of the Greeks and Romans, along with other related civilizations.  

BA in Greek

Undergraduates receive a BA degree in Greek. The Greek major focuses on the Greek-speaking cultures of antiquity and the middle ages.  Students read in Greek while also taking background courses given in English.

BA in Latin

Undergraduates receive a BA degree in Latin. The Latin major focuses on the Romans and on the continuing tradition of the Latin language in the medieval and modern world. Students read in Latin while also taking background courses given in English.

BA in Archaeology

Undergraduates receive a BA degree in Archaeology. The major in archaeology incorporates courses from the arts, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. Ideally, a student in archaeology will combine course work with first-hand experience in recovery, conservation, and interpretation of material remains.

BA in Classical Studies

Undergraduates receive a BA degree in Classical Studies. This is a broad, interdisciplinary liberal arts program, introducing students to the history, literature, and material culture of the Greeks, Romans, and other related civilizations.

Minor in Greek Civilization

Undergraduates receive a Minor degree in Greek Civilization. This minor offers an introduction to the Greek-speaking cultures of antiquity and the middle ages.

Minor in Roman Civilization

Undergraduates receive a Minor degree in Roman Civilization. This minor offers an introduction to the literature, history, and material culture of the Romans.

Minor in Greek Archaeology

Undergraduates receive a Minor degree in Greek Archaeology. This minor offers an introduction to the material culture of the Greek-speaking world.

Minor in Roman Archaeology

Undergraduates receive a Minor degree in Roman Archaeology. This minor offers an introduction to the material culture of ancient Rome and its empire.

Minor in Greek

Undergraduates receive a Minor degree in Greek. This minor offers a study of the ancient Greek language and the cultures that used it.

Minor in Latin

Undergraduates receive a Minor degree in Latin. This minor offers a study of the Latin language and the cultures that have used it, and still do.

Combined Degree in Classical Studies (BA/MA)

Offers the opportunity for current Tufts undergraduates to obtain a Master's degree in combination with their BA in a total of 5 years.

Admissions

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