The Classics Department of UMass Amherst provides undergraduate and graduate students at the Commonwealth’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.
The Department of Classics offers three concentrations within the Classics Major: Greek & Latin Languages, Classical Civilization, and Classical Archeology.
Rex Wallace, who taught Classics and Linguistics at UMass since 1985, has retired
December 05, 2018
On Friday November 30, a ceremony was held to recognize this year's winners of the William M. Bulger Award. Each year the Department presents the Bulger Award to the outstanding Classics majors as...
November 30, 2018
After posters linked to white supremacism were placed outside Herter Hall earlier this month, graduate students and faculty from various departments in the building began a “tolerance for diversity...
Herter 301, UMass Amherst
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.Read More