Step back into a world of great heros and historians, of philosophers and mathematicians, of exploration and discovery. Watch as Achilles lands on the plains below Troy and lays his eyes on the fortified city above. Delve into Sappho's lyric poetry and truly experience the genius that came to be known as the Tenth Muse. Study history under Tacitus and follow Aeneas out of the ruined Troy as Virgil records the epic journey.

The classics program at Marquette leads students through a rigorous curriculum that engages with the ancient civilizations of Greece and Rome through the study of their languages, art, literature, philosophy, politics and history.

The classics program offers a major with three concentrations:

  • Classical Languages (Latin and Greek)
  • Classical Languages for Education Majors
  • Classical Studies (Ancient Greek and Roman civilizations, philosophy, Latin and Greek language study)

Our graduates are well prepared for graduate and professional work in such fields as classics, theology, philosophy, law, journalism, public service, and education. The critical analysis, detail-oriented focus, and historic and philosophical grounding developed through the classics program are invaluable skills in many careers. We also offer a minor in classical languages and a minor in classical studies.

Some of the classes you'll take:

  • Intermediate Latin 1 & 2
  • Elementary Greek 1 & 2
  • Ancient Greece and Rome
  • Ancient Philosophy
  • Justice and Power
  • Classical Rhetorical Theory
  • History of Theatre

For a complete listing of required courses for the program in classics, please visit the Marquette University Online Bulletin at this link.