The major provides a broad yet individually structured background for students whose interest in the ancient classical world is general and who wish to pursue more specialized work in one or more particular areas.
The requirements for the major, in addition to the Senior Seminar, are nine courses distributed as follows:
*The Classics Senior Seminar is a full-year course, the first term of which is devoted to various fields of Classics (e.g.; religion, philosophy, law, social history, literary history), while in the second term students write a long research paper and then present their findings to the group.
The requirements for the minor are six courses drawn from the range of courses counted toward the major. Of these, two must be in Greek or Latin beyond the elementary level and at least one must be in classical culture and society at the 200 level.