Classical Studies Program
The Classical Studies Program at Villanova explores the cultures of ancient Greece and Rome, from the beginnings of Greek civilization to the fall of the Roman empire in all their richness, diversity and relevance. Our program is interdisciplinary, embracing the study of classical languages, literature, history, art and archaeology, philosophy and religion.
Our Undergraduate Program consists of a major and minor in Classical Studies in a variety of areas of focus (Latin, Classical Languages, and Classical Civilization). Undergraduates who are not Classical Studies majors may also fulfill their core language requirement with Latin or ancient Greek, and a number of classical civilization courses may satisfy other core requirements (see Undergraduate Program page for more information on these courses). You can also view a slideshow about the Undergraduate Program.
Our Graduate Program offers an M.A. in Classical Studies (with tracks in Greek/Latin, Latin, or Classical Culture), as well as the opportunity to obtain a combination B.A./M.A. in Classical Studies. All M.A. tracks are available either on campus or online. Prospective students may apply for the full M.A. degree or apply to take individual courses as a non-matriculated student.
News & Events
CLASSICAL STUDIES SUMMER 2020 ONLINE OFFERINGS:
In summer 2020, the B.A. Program in Classical Studies is offering five online undergraduate courses:
- Greek & Roman Slavery
- Law & Literature
- Language of Science & Medicine
- Women in Sword & Sandal Films
- Greeks, Thracians, Scythians
The M.A. Program in Classical Studies is offering two online courses in summer 2020:
- Catullus (Latin or English)
- Race & Identity in Ancient Greece & Rome