Skip to main content

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.

Contact Information

Classical Studies Program
SAC Rm 304
Villanova University
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085


Director of Classical Studies:

Dr. Valentina DeNardis

Senior Administrative Assistant:

Laura Klee

Directions to campus

The Benefits of Studying the Classics

Apart from the intrinsic value of studying the classical world, the benefits of pursuing this field are many. To read about these benefits and learn more about the paths the study of the Classics can lead to, please click here.