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Ancient Greek, Latin and Classical Studies: Languages, Literatures and Cultures, B.A.

College of Arts and Sciences

Students aware of past civilizations thrive in their academic work and future careers. Pursue a degree with a concentration in classical studies, ancient Greek or Latin, and develop cultural literacy to better understand today's world.

Classical literature is foundational to the study of history, art history, philosophy, political science, law, religious studies, modern literature, health care professions and the sciences. Through the study and interpretation of these works, students acquire a deeper understanding of the linguistic and conceptual roots of their own cultures.

Program Highlights

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    Global View

    Gain the language skills to read and study the major early works of the Western canon in original languages.

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    Teach Language

    Add the foreign language education minor to your Latin major to gain language teaching skills.

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    Modern Impact

    Immerse yourself in some of the great civilizations of the past whose influence continues to be felt in the present.

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    Travel Abroad

    Explore abroad, regardless of your area of concentration, with the chance to participate in an archeological dig in Italy.

What You’ll Study

The program offers comprehensive instruction and mentorship from top scholars who specialize in a wide array of subfields in the classics and more. Take courses on Homer, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Plato, Lucretius, Cicero, Caesar, Virgil, Horace, Ovid and other significant cultural and literary aspects of life in ancient Greece and Rome.

Building Skills

Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.

  • Communication

    Exchanging information and ideas through speaking, writing or other means of expression

    Multicultural Awareness

    Understanding cultural variation and adapting behaviors and communication styles accordingly


    Understanding and sharing the feelings of others, and demonstrating compassion and support

  • Historical Understanding

    Studying past events, analyzing their context and comprehending their significance and impact

    Understand Complexity

    Analyzing and synthesizing information to identify patterns and connections


    Creating professional written content for inclusion in scholarly journal articles, books and reports

Using your degree

Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.

Potential Careers

  • Teacher
  • Librarian
  • Lawyer
  • Archivist
  • Editor
  • Civil Servant

Workplace Settings

  • Legal
  • Education
  • Health Care
  • Nonprofit
  • Business
  • Archeological Settings

Is USC Right For You?

There are many reasons we could be your ideal university. There's the award-winning academics, the globally modeled student life, and abundance of study abroad and experiential learning options. Take a closer look at what USC could mean for you.

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