Ancient Greek and Roman Studies is particularly well suited to students with a range of interests, and it provides them with exposure to a wide variety of disciplines—as wide as they chose. This major concentration is at once structured and extremely flexible, as it allows students to tailor their curriculum to their particular interests. Program courses consist of language, literature (focusing on ancient Greek and Latin authors), and culture courses taught by Foreign Languages and Literatures faculty as well as courses taught by faculty from a range of collaborating departments (Theater, Art History, History, English, Anthropology, and Philosophy).
The university experience of students concentrating in Ancient Greek and Roman Studies is enhanced by the option to study abroad. The ancient studies program abroad focuses on the civilization and culture of ancient Greece. The program is based in Athens, in an exquisite neoclassical villa, where students may enroll in a variety of courses, including Art and Architecture of Ancient Greece, Ancient Greek History, Ancient Greek Comedy, and Modern Greek Language. The program in Greece comprises frequent visits to archaeological sites and museums, and weekends are reserved for trips to more remote sites such as the sanctuary of the god Apollo at Delphi and the sanctuary of Zeus at Olympia.