• Classics at UMass

    The Classics Department of UMass Amherst provides undergraduate and graduate students at the state’s flagship institution with comprehensive access to the rich and diverse civilizations of the ancient Greeks and Romans. Good teaching and high student achievement are in our DNA.

  • Three ways to major in Classics

    The Department of Classics offers three concentrations within the Classics Major: Greek & Latin Languages, Classical Civilization, and Classical Archeology.

  • "First Words” exhibition in Murlo, Italy sponsored by UMass Classics

    "First Words: The Archaeology of Language at Poggio Civitate," was curated in Italy by Professors Tony Tuck and Rex Wallace with the assistance of the students of the excavation’s field school of the Poggio Civitate Archaeological Excavation.

Departmental Honors Ceremony

Apr 08, 2016

The Classics Department held its annual Eta Sigma Phi initiation and awards recognition ceremony on Friday, April 8, 2016. Twenty-five students were inducted into our Epsilon Omicron chapter of ΗΣΦ...

Bulger Award winners

Dec 22, 2015

2015 Bulger award winners are Jennifer Koch, Megan Kebernick, and Brinna Michael.

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Classics Undergraduate...

Herter Hall Fifth Floor Lobby

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What will you uncover?

For many majors in Classics, travel, study, and excavation abroad have been an integral part of their University experience.

With advance preparation and careful financial planning, several students each year are able to live, study, travel, or excavate in Italy, Greece, or other countries in Europe or the Near East.

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