What Should Prospective Students Know?

The study of Classics includes every aspect of the ancient world of Greece and Rome, ranging from the world of Homer to early Medieval Europe. The Department of Classics at Yale is one of the leading Departments in the country, with access to unparalleled resources in papyri, ancient coins and manuscripts, as well as outstanding library facilities and the holdings of the Yale Art Gallery. Each year we offer a wide range of courses in Greek and Latin language and literature. We currently have specialists in the following areas: art history and archaeology; military, social and economic history; religion and mythology; music and cultural history; Greek and Roman law; food and medicine; ancient manuscripts and papyri. Although the Department takes no part in the admissions process, we welcome visits from prospective applicants, who should contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies for more information or to arrange a meeting.

For all admissions questions, see Undergraduate Admissions.