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Undergraduate Programs: Classics Major and Minor

Classics at USF is a language-based, interdisciplinary humanities field. We provide instruction in the Greek and Latin languages, and translation courses that focus on the study of Greek and Roman civilization, literature, mythology, philosophy, and religion.

Comprised of faculty members who specialize in widely diverse aspects of the Greek and Roman world (such as Greek tragedy and philosophy, Roman epic and historiography) our department combines the intimacy of a small liberal arts college with the wide-ranging educational interests of a large state university.

Our majors are of particular interest to students who wish to teach the languages, to those who plan graduate study in a humanistic discipline, and to those who want an undergraduate major that focuses on the ancient civilizations that are the cornerstone of the Western Tradition.

All students who wish to enroll in the Classics Major must schedule an appointment with the undergraduate advisor, Yury Riascos, via email (

Students who are interested in the Interdisciplinary Classical Civilizations Major should contact the ICC coordinator Dr. William Murray ( or the Undergraduate Advisor Andrew Bird (