Why earn a bachelor's degree in classical studies?

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Dec. 15
May 1

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The study of Latin and Greek opens a window into the roots of Western civilization and the origins of modern language. As a Classical Studies student at UND, you'll study great authors like Homer and Socrates, learn some of the world's most ancient languages, receive a broad perspective on classical culture and prepare to thrive in any career.

As a Classical Studies major, you can focus on Latin, Greek, or both Latin and Greek. Each option combines language study with multidisciplinary coursework in subjects such as:

  • History
  • Political science
  • Religion
  • Philosophy

You may also complete a minor in Classical Studies.

Studying the classics builds skills and competencies such as critical and analytical thinking, writing and oral communication, research, problem solving and creativity — the skills that are most in demand in the workplace.

Classical Studies at UND

  • Supplement your degree with a Foreign Language Certificate.

  • Enhance communities through dialogues, activities and events, and share knowledge of language, literature and culture.

  • Partake in innovative international relationships with individuals, institutions and organizations.

  • Immerse yourself in language studies with a semester abroad.

  • Work with a broad spectrum of instructors, learning why Classical study is at the center of what a liberal arts education can be.

  • Apply for a variety of program-specific scholarships.

Careers in Classical Studies


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Anticipated job growth for postsecondary teachers

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Classics majors are in demand in every profession, because they have the skills that are most valuable in today's fast-changing world. The study of classics offers particularly good preparation for graduate study in classics, law, ancient history and archaeology. Many classics majors go on to careers in teaching at the high school or university level.

UND graduates have gone on to dynamic careers as:

  • Teachers
  • Lawyers
  • Scientists
  • Diplomats
  • Dentists and much more.

You'll graduate as an excellent communicator, broad thinker, effective researcher and skilled problem solver — ready to make important contributions to any field you enter.

Classical Studies Courses You Could Take

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