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 *

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


Offered by the Greek, Latin and Ancient Mediterranean Studies department.