Welcome to the Department of Classical Studies!

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.

COVID update: As we begin classes in Fall semester, the faculty and staff are doing everything we can to keep our students and colleagues safe. We are offering our courses in a variety of formats: some are 100% online, some are following a mixed face to face and online pattern (hybrid), and some are entirely face to face. While the department remains open during our regular hours (8am-5pm), all faculty will be conducting office hours virtually. If you do need to meet with your professor, or have questions for the department chair or office manager, we encourage you to reach out via email first to schedule a virtual appointment or to ensure that the person is available. All contact information can be found by clicking on the Faculty link above. Of course, if you are coming to the department to pick up or drop off materials, we expect you to wear a face covering, observe appropriate social distancing (6 feet) and use the available hand sanitizer. Let’s do everything we can to keep our community safe and healthy. Together, we can shield our Spartans.

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.


Faculty holding congrats signCongratulations to our graduates in Classical Studies! The faculty and staff in the department are very proud of you and excited for what awaits you in the future.  Earning a degree in Classical Studies is a real accomplishment: you have demonstrated outstanding skills in your understanding and translation of the Classical Languages as well as in your ability to think critically, write, and speak about the Classical past. The path ahead will not always be easy, but you have shown admirably in this last year that you can persevere through the difficult times, too.

Best of luck in your future endeavors, and please do stay in touch. Ad maiora!


Maura HeynDr. Maura Heyn
Department Head

Contact Us

1104 Moore Humanities and Research Administration Building
Phone: 336.334.5214
Email: classics@uncg.edu

The department main office remains open during our regular hours (8am-5pm); however, all faculty will be conducting office hours virtually.