Youth from Antikythera, National Archaeological Museum of Athens, Dimitris Agelakis, Flickr.

Classical Studies

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About the Major

Classical Studies majors gain a fundamental knowledge of ancient Greek, Roman, and Mediterranean culture by studying classical languages and literatures, art history, ancient history, archaeology, philosophy, and comparative literature. Students develop proficiency in Latin or Ancient Greek, or can opt to pursue the newly developed major track in Modern Greek Studies (CS-MGK).

Small class sizes, emphasis on critical thinking and expression and a faculty committed to involvement in lower-level undergraduate courses make this major appealing to students who want excellent preparation for entry to professional schools (e.g., medicine or law). The department teaches over 100 students in the major and 90 in the minor, making it one of the largest undergraduate Classics programs in the nation.

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Possible Careers for this Major

Prehealth & Prelaw
Any CLAS major may prepare you for admission to professional schools such as medical school, vet school, law school, etc.

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  • Marketer
  • Museum Administrator
  • Project Manager
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Speechwriter
  • Translator
  • Writer
  • Archaeologist
  • Archivist
  • Book Editor
  • Business Administrator
  • Film Consultant
  • Educator
  • Event Coordinator
  • Human Relations Administrator
Cool Courses You Might Take
Some Unique Opportunities in this Major
  • Center for Greek Studies: a nexus for research, teaching, and outreach, for UF courses and programs that deal with Greece, past and present. The Center promotes the appreciation of Greek culture and heritage through a state-wide network of citizens, donors, and alumni.
  • Distance Graduate Education: Designed for secondary school teachers and college and university lecturers seeking higher degrees, this program combines coursework completed via distance with the Summer Latin Institute, an on-campus component.
  • Scholarships
  • The teacher certification track can prepare students to teach Latin at the high-school level, a high-demand field.
  • All graduate students teach Latin, Greek, and Classics courses.
  • Students are encouraged to attend summer school at the American Academy in Rome and the American School of Classical Studies in Athens.
  • The teacher certification track can prepare students to teach Latin at the high-school level, a high-demand field.
  • For more opportunities, please refer to the department website
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