The classical studies major provides a broad liberal arts education and the cultivation of intellectual skills in several disciplines; it is appropriate for students preparing for work in such areas as business, government, education, and commerce, or for graduate study in the professions. The program is part of the interdisciplinary, intercollegiate Classics program taught by faculty from Pomona, Scripps, Pitzer, and Claremont McKenna Colleges. The intercollegiate Classics program offers courses in different tracks, including introductory and advanced courses in the classical languages; courses in classical literature in English translation; yet others deal with numerous aspects of classical civilization (in ancient Greece and Rome from the Homeric age to the early Middle Ages).
The classical studies major at CMC is suitable for students interested in the achievements of classical civilization both for their own value and for their importance as roots of modern civilization. Each major selects a CMC faculty member of the Advisory Committee as advisor to help plan a program of courses for the major. In consultation with their major advisor, students may select off-campus courses in classics at the other Claremont Colleges for the major, provided they complete at least four courses (three for dual majors) at CMC.
Major in Classical Languages
Students who wish to pursue graduate study in classical languages should consider the off-campus Classical Languages and Literatures major available through Pomona College, Scripps College, and Pitzer College.
Primary Contact: Professor Gary Gilbert
Classical Studies Website