Our curiosity about ancient civilizations has endured through the centuries, and their contributions to the world are evident even in modern society. Wheaton offers several classics majors: classical civilization, Greek, Latin, or Greek/Latin combined, all of which will cultivate your research, writing, and critical thinking skills. As a minor or second major, studying the classics can bring a whole new level to your main area of study. It complements English, history, art, anthropology, philosophy, and religion especially well, and it’s also an excellent foundation for law school or graduate programs.



87% of Classics and Classical Civilization majors from the past five years have found employment or achieved a service opportunity within six months of graduation *

of Classics and Classical Civilization majors

Recent Graduates

Sample First Jobs

  • Assistant Teacher, Windward School
  • Program Coordinator, Rhode Island Council for the Humanities
  • English Instructor, Friends Girls School

Sample Graduate Schools

  • Fordham University
  • Simmons College
  • University of Massachusetts-Amherst

*outcomes data is based on a knowledge rate of 83% for the classes of 2014-2018

Recent student internships

The Wheaton Edge offers experiences beyond the classroom.

Maren Higgins

2020, Classics

Porter Cleveland Fellowship

U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, Albany, NY

I got a candid look at the struggles those entering the country face when attempting to create a new life for themselves. I learned how vastly these communities need assistance and gained experience in how to aid those looking for better opportunities in this country.

Dalton Adams

2021, Classical Civilization

Davis International Fellowship

Villa Del Vergigno Archaeological Site and Field School, Montelupo Fiorentino, Tuscany, Italy

This was my first work experience in my intended field and it was everything that I had hoped for. I was digging at a Roman villa, dissecting several ancient furnaces, and cataloging all coins on site. It was my nerd paradise.


Nancy Evans

Professor and Chair of Greek, Latin and Ancient Mediterranean Studies

Joel C. Relihan

Professor of Greek, Latin and Ancient Mediterranean Studies