Welcome to the Department of Classics

The Department of Classics is home to one of the most vibrant programs at the University of Colorado Boulder. Students at every level in the Department are challenged to acquire a set of skills in the analysis and presentation of diverse forms of evidence, that stand to serve them in their daily, civic and professional lives.

The field of Classics is multicultural: it involves the study of the civilizations of ancient Greece and Rome, but also of the many peoples with whom the Greeks and Romans interacted in central and eastern Europe, north Africa, Egypt, and the Middle East.

The field of Classics is interdisciplinary because faculty and students in the department cross the boundaries of literature, philosophy, material and visual culture, history, and religion to study the world of antiquity. Classics also covers area studies because of the broad sweep of the Mediterranean basin and the regions that border it that our field encompasses. The department offers courses in language and literature, ancient history, philosophy, and art and archaeology within several programs of study at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

With more than one hundred undergraduate majors and minors pursuing one of the several tracks offered within the department, ours is one of the most successful undergraduate programs in the nation. Our undergraduates claim their degrees with marketable skills that enable them to read critically, think analytically and communicate articulately.