About the Program
Students at Purdue may pursue Majors or Minors 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.
Other Classical Language Tracks
Classical Studies Literature & Culture Track
Classical Studies Material Culture & History Track
Summary of Program Requirements
The Summary of Program Requirements for Classical Studies is a comprehensive list of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. Unlike the full Detailed Program Requirements listed below, complete lists of selectives for any given category are not shown. These summaries are intended to be printer-friendly and less expansive in detail.
Detailed Program Requirements
Please see below for detailed program requirements and possible selective fulfillments.
“C” or better is required for any course to fulfill major