Welcome to the Department of Classical Studies!

Welcome to our vibrant community of undergraduate scholars! We are thrilled you have chosen one of our majors and we know you will find your exploration of Greco-Roman antiquity enriching. We teach the languages, literatures, material record, and archeology of Greece and Rome, seeking to understand their history, society and culture, but we trust that you will find the study of these civilizations, so peculiar yet apparently familiar, enlightening for your own thinking and world. Our courses will help you make connections across space, time and academic disciplines and interests. We encourage you to get to know all our faculty and courses. Our extraordinary resources include papyri, manuscripts from the Rubenstein Library, and the antiquities collection of the Nasher Museum. You are welcome to come see me, José González, the DUS, with any questions you may have, and you will surely hear from me about opportunities offered through the department. These range from lectures, through Calls for Papers and presentation possibilities, to social events like out August "Pops with Profs" or a showing of "Gladiator." I look forward to getting to know you, and send our department's warmest welcome and best wishes for the intellectual journey ahead.

Departmental website: https://classicalstudies.duke.edu/


We will reach out to first majors after you declare to discuss advising in the major.

Requirements and General Information

Learn more about major and minor requirements, and general information for new majors.