Department of Classics
Are you curious about the roots of our present society? Interested in Literature? Archaeology? History? Philosophy? Ancient Languages? Ancient Religions? The world of early Christianity? Are you looking for an interdisciplinary major that will challenge you to master specifics and integrate them into larger wholes? Come discover Classics!
Baylor is proud to be home to one of the largest and most vibrant undergraduate Classics programs in the country. All our majors and minors emphasize mastery of Greek and Latin and vigorous discussion of the seminal and enduring ideas and questions. Come explore your opportunities with us.
We currently offers three Majors: Classics, Greek, and Latin. Students from other Colleges within Baylor may also pursue these courses of study as a Secondary Major. Love the material but don’t have time for a new Major? Consider one of our Minors.
The Baylor Classics Department is home to multiple opportunities for accelerated study, undergraduate research, and experiential learning.
A day of fun and interactive learning events for high school Latin students from throughout Texas.
Baylor in Italy
Spend your summer in Italy learning about archaeology and Roman history.
Baylor Intensive Greek
Learn two years of Greek in one summer.
Collegium for Manuscript Research
Learn about manuscript or papyrus research in Hebrew, Greek, Syriac, Latin and several medieval vernaculars.
What Can You Do With a Classics Degree
"My degree in Latin from Baylor was one of the most critical ingredients to the foundation for my career as a practicing attorney."
“No matter what I am involved in at my school, my training from Baylor gives me the ideas, words, and motivation to teach my students what they need to know about life inside and outside of the curriculum.”
“Far beyond skill-building, Classics has brought me the gift of perspective and an appreciation for what effects the narratives of the time have on people.”