Baylor University
Department of Classics
College of Arts and Sciences

Welcome to the Department of Classics

Classics is a Baylor tradition! From the first years in Independence to the present, the opportunity to study Greek and Latin literature in the original language has been a key part of a Baylor education.

To learn about the ancient Greek and Roman cultures and languages is to possess a key to our own cultural and linguistic roots. The Classical Studies program is interdisciplinary by nature, drawing together fields such as literature, art, archaeology, history, and philosophy of Ancient Greece and Rome. The Program also offers courses in Ancient Greek and Latin, which satisfy Baylor's foreign language requirement.

A background in Classics is of great benefit for students interested in advanced study of related disciplines such as religion, politics, English, and comparative literature. Study of the Classics provides an excellent foundation for students interested in law, medicine, seminary, and professional degrees.