Classical Studies explores interrelated disciplines with the goal of understanding everything possible about the world of the ancient Greeks and Romans (classic Greek and Latin), classical Greek and Roman philosophy, art, archaeology, and mythology. Classical Studies includes some of the best in literary genres, such as the first European epics, Homer's Iliad and Odyssey. To offer this broad kind of understanding, a well-rounded program in classical studies teaches not only the literature and linguistics of the ancients but their history, philosophy, and art, and archaeology. Students are well-informed citizens who think critically and have a global understanding. 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.
Plan of Study
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Careers in Classical Studies
- Research analyst
- Non-profit and government position
- Public relations and writing
- Graduate study in humanities, social science, or communications
- Professional school in business or law
- Entry level jobs in business/management
Transfer to Classical Studies
Purdue admits to individual majors. In addition to meeting overall Purdue transfer criteria, such as minimum high school course requirements, applicants must also meet major-specific requirements. The major-specific criteria for this program are listed below. Students who meet or exceed these are the most competitive candidates for admission. Before applying, review the closed programs page to confirm your desired major is open to transfer students for your desired entry term.
Minimum GPA: 2.2
Contact InformationUndergraduate Student Recruitment Office