Butler Classics students immerse themselves in the culture, history, languages, and literature of ancient Greece and Rome. Whether studying Latin or Greek on Butler’s campus, navigating the twisting streets of Pompeii, or getting their hands dirty on an archaeology dig in Greece, our students enrich their minds and imaginations, sharpen thinking and communication skills, and hone their ability to respond critically and thoughtfully to the varying challenges of the modern world.
Our alumni have gone on to teach Latin in high schools, pursue law school, work in entertainment, museums, ministry, or as professional historians. We have even had students pair Classics with a major in the sciences in the pursuit of bio-medical careers.
Classics majors embrace the best aspects of the liberal arts as they seek mastery in the Greek or Latin language, explore ancient literature, contemplate important political and historical developments, and dive into the material culture of antiquity. Many students couple their major with a variety of fields from English to philosophy to political science, or even math and the natural sciences. See the Classics Major/Minor.