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 Archaeology, as well as a joint major in Classics and Philosophy.
Despite a global pandemic, the UMass Amherst Classics Class of 2020 graduated in style. We are proud of them and all they have accomplished in unusual circumstances. We can't to see the great things they will do as they begin the next phase of their lives!
August 07, 2020
Elizabeth Keitel, Professor Emeritus of Classics at UMass Amherst, has been honored with the 2020 Barlow-Beach Award from the Classical Association of New England. The award, the most prestigious...
July 01, 2020
Ginna Closs has received a 2020–2021 Fulbright Award for Teaching and Research in Spain and Greece. Prof. Closs will divide the Fellowship term between the National and Kapodistrian Univeristy in...
May 29, 2020
The Classical Association of the Middle West and South (CAMWS) has presented Teresa Ramsby with the 2019–2020 Award for Excellence in College Teaching. She joins her departmental colleague Debbie...
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