Course Information

Program Overview


The languages, literatures, and cultures of ancient Greece and Rome form the foundation of much of our modern civilization, and their influence in many disciplines remains strong. Studying the Classics offers the opportunity to learn in depth about the great works, thoughts, and achievements of antiquity.

Assumption’s Classics program is designed to provide a comprehensive course of study of Greek and Latin. Students might choose to study Greek or Rome or both by selecting one of four concentrations: Greek, Latin, Classical Languages, or Classical Civilization.

Classics majors are well-prepared for graduate study in the discipline, as well as in law and medicine. Moreover, the broad liberal arts training which studying the Classics provides allows for great flexibility of career choices in areas as diverse as the arts, computers, journalism, law, librarianship, publishing, and teaching.

Immerse Yourself

Students studying the Classics are strongly encouraged to study abroad for a semester, a summer or an academic year in a Greek or Latin-speaking country. You may choose from among a number of different sites to spend a semester, a summer or even a year. Students unable to study abroad work with a departmental advisor to develop an alternate experience, such as an appropriate local internship, in which to apply their language/culture competence.


Students intending to major in the Classics must pursue one of four concentrations

  • Greek: 9 courses (27 credits)
  • Latin: 8 courses (24 credits)
  • Classical Languages: 9 courses (27 credits)
  • Classical Civilizations: 10 courses (30 credits)


A minor in Classics requires a total of 6 courses (18 credits). The course of study must be developed in close consultation with the departmental advisor.