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UGA Classics

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UGA Classics explores Greek and Roman culture (material, intellectual, religious) from Troy to Augustine on campus and abroad; Classical languages and literatures (Greek, Latin, and in English translation); and reception of Antiquity through the Renaissance and the modern period. We offer A.B. and M.A. degrees in Classics with multiple areas of emphasis.  Double Dawgs and Minor degrees enhance opportunities to engage in cross-cultural study.

The MLA recently named UGA Classics as the #1 department in the United States for Latin. Pursuing a degree in Classics promotes sharp critical thinking, ethical decision-making, research, and writing skills. Students incorporate data science methodologies and learn issues surrounding historical culture and heritage. Our study abroad opportunities in Rome, Croatia, and throughout Europe offer hands-on learning at sites and museums that span more than 2,000 years of history.

The pedagogic and research aim of the department is far-reaching. UGA Classics in Rome has educated students abroad since 1970 as a founding study abroad program at UGA with UGA Cortona.  Programs led and taught by Classics faculty take students of all UGA colleges and major programs to Rome and throughout Italy and Europe to explore Classical antiquity and its reception. These enriching programs satisfy the Experiential Learning Requirement and offer great opportunities to add a Classics Major or Classical Culture Minor and to gain valuable career-building skills.

Current and former students have shared how Classics contributes to Student Success for careers in diverse fields, such as advertising, marketing, data analytics, teaching, law, public policy, and medicine.


Early Greek Myth, by the late Dr. Timothy N. Gantz, UGA Professor of Classics, is an essential resource for contextualizing Classical mythology across academic disciplines. The companion website, with thousands of images, translations, and links to artistic and literary sources added regularly, makes the text even more compelling and user-friendly. Now with over 1.8 Million views and counting!


Preparing you for what comes next

The study of Classics, a rigorous academic program, provides future-ready skills to enhance careers in computer science; management information systems; finance and financial planning; engineering; statistics; publishing; biology; biochemistry; international affairs; political science; law; and training for careers in teaching; archaeology; historic preservation; museum and art information. Pursuing a degree in Classics promotes the development of sharp analytical and critical thinking skills, along with a comprehensive understanding of language and an appreciation for art and culture. Research and writing skills are also paramount. 

Visit What can I do with a major in Classics? for a listing of career paths open to Classics graduates who acquire essential skills and abilities in Research; Critical Thinking; Communication; Teamwork/Collaboration and Global/Intercultural Fluency

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Congratulations to Molly Stevens on the successful defense of her M.A. thesis on Wednesday, July 12, 2023.  The title of her thesis: Vintage 536: The Effect of the Late Antique Little Ice Age on the Viticulture of Southern Palestine.
Alicia Stallings graduated in 1990 from the University of Georgia with an A.B in Classics. She then graduated from the University of Oxford with an MSt in Latin Literature in 1991.
Congratulations to Jo Spellman, who defended their M.A. thesis on April 14, 2023. The title of Jo’s thesis is Battle Lines: Gender and Violence in Terence’s Hecyra. The department congratulates Jo for their excellent work!

Undergraduate Programs

UGA Classics explores Greek and Roman culture (material; intellectual; religious) from Troy to Augustine; Classical languages and literatures (Greek, Latin, and in English translation); and the reception of Classical Antiquity with A.B. and M.A. Classics degrees with multiple areas of emphasis. Double Dawgs degrees focus on careers in Historic Preservation and World Language Education. Minor degrees in Classical Culture and Classics and Comparative Cultures complement degree programs across campus. New to Classics? Take a course with us on campus or in Europe and acquire future-ready skills.

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