Welcome to the Classical Studies Department

We offer language and advanced reading courses in Latin and ancient Greek as well as a range of courses on ancient culture taught entirely in English. For undergraduates, we offer a popular Classics major, minors in Latin and Ancient Greek, and an interdisciplinary minor in Ancient Civilization. The department also supports a small Master of Arts program. 

What is Classical Studies?

Classics is a fundamentally multicultural and interdisciplinary field. At Boston College, it is the exploration of the ancient Mediterranean world and its complex influence on later times, right up to our own. We're interested in every angle of the human existence, from economics to philosophy, sexuality to architecture. If you're interested in languages, politics, gender studies, literature, religion, science, art, or medicine, Classical Studies might be for you.

Our Programs


We offer a Classics major, minors in Latin and Ancient Greek, and an interdisciplinary minor in Ancient Civilization. Courses are offered at all levels, both in the classical languages and English, allowing students to choose what form suits them best.


For students looking to continue their study of Classics, our small Master of Arts Program offers master's degrees in Classics (Latin and Greek together) and in Latin alone.

BC's Classics Community

Hear from current students and alumni about how Classical Studies has enriched their BC experiences and career paths.

Where do our graduates work?

Classics majors have typically gone on to careers in law, medicine, publishing, business, and teaching.

University of Texas at Austin

Professor of Classics

Huntsville Hospital

Chair, OB/GYN Dept.

Boston College High School

Chair, Dept. of Classical Languages

Taipei American School, Taiwan

Latin and Greek Teacher


Weston High School

Latin Teacher

Bishop Fenwick High School

Religion Teacher

British Museum

Product Manager, Digital & Publishing Dept. 

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

Government Affairs Specialist


Warby Parker


Cumulus Media

Regional Sales Manager

Bilingual English Development & Assessment Program, Spain

English Instructor

Upstate Interactive

User Experience Specialist

Our Faculty

Faculty Publications

Join the Club

The student-run Classics Club hosts events throughout the year—from Halloween parties to museum scavenger hunts. 

Classics Club Instagram