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Undergraduate Program

Photo of Meaghan Carley and Christina Smith after honors thesis presentations.

Meaghan Carley and Christina Smith (both BA, 2016) after successful honors thesis presentations.

Stanford Classics students benefit from a wide array of opportunities available through the department.  In addition to an abundance of major and minor tracks, students may also choose to engage in an honors thesis project, or work towards a coterminal Masters degree, or take advantage of department support to study abroad in the Mediterranean region.

Major

The department offers five tracks to the ancient world: Classical Studies, Ancient History, Greek, Latin, and Greek & Latin.  We have also recently added a joint major in Computer Science + Classics.

Learn more about THE undergraduate major

Minor

There are four tracks in the Classics minor: Classical Studies, Ancient History, Classical Languages, and Philosophy & Literature.

Learn more about an undergraduate minor

Honors

Writing a senior thesis confers University Honors and presents an opportunity to delve in-depth on a topic of interest with close advisement and encouragement from a Classics faculty member.

Learn more about honors

Coterminal Masters

Stanford students in any undergraduate major who are interested in graduate work in Classics may apply for the department's coterminal master's program.

Learn more about coterming

Travel and Research Grants

Majors and minors are eligible to apply for departmental funding in support of special travel and learning.  The majority of requests are for study abroad, but may also include coursework in the U.S., conferences, honors or independent research, and archaeological digs.

Learn more about Travel and Research funding