The major in Classical Studies draws on the study of literature, art, archaeology, history, political theory, law, medicine, and religion to understand the societies of ancient Greece and Rome in their broader Mediterranean context and their relevance to our culture today.
Classical Studies majors are required to take classes such as Greek Civilization, Introduction to Roman Civilization, and Classical Mythology. You also choose remaining hours (6) from areas like art, history, language, literature, philosophy, and religion to make up an integrated study plan. Knowledge and course work in at least one ancient language is also recommended. Many classics majors are interested in other subjects and choose double majors.
A graduate of classics can offer an employer the ability to read, write, and think analytically about a broad range of human concerns. Potential career areas include law, journalism, library science, publishing, and teaching. With an additional proficiency in a modern language, a classics major would be a strong candidate for positions in international business and diplomacy. Many classics graduates decide to continue their education. Our Classical Studies degree provides an excellent foundation for advanced work in the ancient languages and literature, comparative literature, archaeology, religion, history, creative writing, business, mythology, philosophy, and the sciences. Professional schools of law and medicine are also options.
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One thing I love about Miami’s Classics department is that the professors really care about less traditional aspects of classical studies. They go into great depth with groups and ideas that are traditionally overlooked.
Michael Bontempo ’20
Classical Humanities (now Classical Studies), Italian Studies
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