At Trinity, the classics are studied for one simple reason: the cultures of ancient Greece and Rome represent a continuum of which we - and our civilization - are a part. Together they form the axis of the humanities. Trinity's Classics Department - one of the College's oldest - offers the kind of comprehensive study of classical languages, literature, philosophy, art, and history that ordinarily is found only at much larger universities, while at the same time providing the individualized attention that is available only at a smaller school.
Recently introduced courses in archaeology add a powerful new dimension to the department, and because the study of classics intersects with the academic areas of philosophy, history, political science, economics, sociology, literature, and art, classics majors enjoy a broad and stimulating exposure to the liberal arts, which prepares them well for life after college. Classics majors are encouraged to explore widely in other subject areas, just as students from other disciplines are encouraged to read classics. And just what do classics majors do after graduating from Trinity? A survey of alumni from the last 10 years indicates that they are successfully engaged in law, medicine, publishing, education at both the secondary school and college levels, religion, business, social work, and journalism. Trinity's Classics Department is, indeed, a good place to begin learning for a rewarding future.
The graphic below offers a quick guide through the Classics major: