Classical Studies, B.A.


The Classical Studies major at UNC Greensboro explores the civilizations, archaeology, languages, and literature of the ancient Greek and Roman worlds. Students may choose from three concentrations: Classical Civilization, Classical Archaeology, or Classical Language and Literature.


  • Our program offers undergraduate research opportunities with faculty mentors, as well as an archaeological field school in Greece and a faculty-led short-term study abroad program in Rome.
  • UNCG’s Classical Studies BA is the largest such program in North Carolina that focuses exclusively on undergraduate education, and we are proud of the rigorous and supportive learning environment that we provide for our students.
  • The Classical Society hosts an annual “Classics Day,” a fall tradition on campus that draws hundreds of students from local high schools to learn about ancient civilizations and compete in events.
  • Six of our faculty members have won university teaching awards.


  • A hallmark of this program is the opportunity to participate in many organized study-abroad programs in Greece, Rome, and more, under direct faculty guidance. 
  • Classical Studies professors consistently win university-wide teaching, mentorship, and research awards.
  • The department is small and you receive a lot of personal attention and mentoring.
  • Students receive individualized advising and career counseling. 
  • There is a classical studies library and undergraduate study room, and students gather to study together and support each other.
  • You take fascinating courses in mythology, cosmology, archaeology, ancient warfare, women in antiquity, and many more.


  • Enter the workforce in business, law, banking, the military, the clergy, teaching Latin, teaching English as a second language, retail management, higher education administration, real estate, and insurance.
  • You develop an advanced ability to communicate and think critically, while receiving excellent preparation for graduate entrance exams for medical, law, and other professional programs.
  • Graduates have enrolled in graduate programs at universities including The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Tufts University, Cornell University, University of Cincinnati, Colorado State University, University of Maryland, and the University of Georgia.
  • Potential career paths include:
    • Museum Researcher
    • Attorney
    • Language Instructor
    • Legislative Assistant
    • Research Analyst
    • Mediator
    • Policy Analyst
    • Community Organizer
    • Government Relations
    • Professor


The College of Arts and Sciences offers a minor in Videogaming and Esports that pairs well with this degree. Students complete one required course and 12 hours of electives in courses like Intro to 3D Animation and Fandom and Religion: Rituals, Texts, Communities. Learn More.

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