Welcome to the Department of Classical Studies at UNCG! The languages and cultures of ancient Greece and Rome have been a part of the curriculum here since the university’s founding in 1891, and we are now one of the largest Classics programs in North Carolina. We offer a complete array of undergraduate courses in Greek, Latin, classical civilization, and archaeology, and students can concentrate in any of these areas to earn a degree in Classical Studies. We also offer study abroad opportunities through our UNCG in Rome program and an archaeological field school in Greece.
But what will you do after college with a degree in Classical Studies? Our graduates are ready for just about anything! While some students go on to become Latin teachers or, after graduate school, Classics professors, many pursue other careers from law to medicine, museum work to management. Our majors acquire the skills that employers are looking for. Because Classical Studies embraces a range of methodologies (e.g. literary, archaeological, historical, linguistic) students learn how to approach problems from a variety of perspectives. They develop strong analytical and critical thinking skills and strong skills in speaking and writing.
In addition to our degree program for undergraduates, we also offer an M.Ed. degree in Latin. This part-time program is entirely online and is especially appealing to Latin teachers who want to further their education.
We invite you to explore this website and our Facebook page to learn more about what our department has to offer. If you would like further information, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I welcome the opportunity to tell you more about our programs.
Dr. Hugh Parker
UNCG in Rome is a three-and-a-half-week, six-credit, speaking-intensive course that offers first-hand experience with the sites and monuments of Rome. Through daily lectures, reports, and extensive on-site experience with archaeological sites and museum collections, students will gain an appreciation for and familiarity with the splendor and importance of the city of Rome — the ancient capital of the Roman Empire .