Bachelor of Arts
Minor Available
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About Classics

Classics is the investigation of the life and cultural expressions of the ancient Greek and Roman worlds. The study of Greek and Latin at Rutgers goes all the way back to our founding in 1766, and today Rutgers University-New Brunswick’s Department of Classics is in the forefront of some of the most vital areas of inquiry: constructions of ethnicity, sexuality, and freedom; performance of music, drama and poetry; democracy, tyranny, and resistance to inequality; the social dimensions of law; academic and popular philosophy; and the culture of athletics. Our department offers options in classical humanities, Greek, Greek and Latin, and Latin. Selected courses in history, philosophy, and art history also may count for credit toward the classics major.

Related Programs and Degrees

  • Minors
    • Classical Humanities
    • Latin
    • Ancient Greek