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Faculty help assemble the components of a superior education.


To find solutions for today's challenges, you need a lively sense of what's been tried before.

In the Department of Classics, you will meet a diverse group of students who are eager to develop a critical eye and discover the roots, successes and failures of the Greeks and Romans — pioneers in history, literature, philosophy, science and technology. You will work with a faculty of engaged teachers and accomplished scholars to hone your own ability to discern, design, persuade, instruct and judge in areas as diverse as medicine, law, teaching, business, religious studies and every profession where communication skills and critical engagement with text are crucial. You'll even have the opportunity to master the ancient languages of Greek and Latin that still inform English vocabulary and can provide you a unique advantage in the sciences and liberal arts.

Contact Information

Acting Department Chairperson: Danielle Kellogg

Location: 2408 Boylan Hall
Phone: 718.951.5191
Fax: 718.951.4765