Classics

Major, Minor

Degree: Bachelor of Arts

The Classics major at Union is very much a living and vital pursuit. Union excels at making connections among disciplines, and in many ways, classics is the original interdisciplinary studies program.

You will explore in depth the extraordinary civilizations of the ancient near east, Greece and Rome – their art, architecture, economics, history, languages, law, literature, mythology, philosophy, politics, religion and science. In contrast to more traditional programs, many of your courses go beyond the “classical” realm to explore other ancient civilizations, such as Sumerian and Babylonian, Egyptian, Hebrew, Hittite and Persian, and there are opportunities to minor in Greek, Latin and classical civilization.

Your courses also provide the basis for majors and minors in religious studies and numerous other interdisciplinary options. Recent majors have combined classics with biology, computer science, economics, English, French, history, mathematics and philosophy.