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Meet our Classics Majors and Alumni

Majoring in Classics can take you where you want to go!

Classics is the investigation of the life and cultural expressions of the ancient Greek and Roman worlds. Today, Rutgers finds itself 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.

From my classics studies, I've gained the ability to reflect on the world as it is today, and to look out across the ages,” Jonathan Finnerty says. “That has changed who I am.”

Studying Classics

Read ancient languages for eternal truths

Study the birth of democracy, science, and drama

Develop a well-trained mind

Explore Greece and Italy


The Department of Classics is part of the School of Arts and Sciences

As a Classics major in the School of Arts and Sciences, you’ll have full access to a liberal arts education that spans 34 programs for undergraduates. You will acquire both the specialized knowledge of the field you choose to study in depth, and broad knowledge of the world from the renowned scholar-teachers at Rutgers. You’ll graduate ready to meet contemporary challenges in your workplace, in your hometown, and in the global community.

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Rutgers Classics Department
Academic Building, 6th floor
15 Seminary Place
College Avenue Campus
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(848) 932 9797