SchoolSchool of Arts & Sciences
Discover the harmony of classical ideals in the contemporary world.
What You'll Learn
Our students learn to appreciate the enduring appeal of classical art forms, explore and analyze classical — poetic, philosophical, and rhetorical — texts, and develop intermediate knowledge of a classical language. Our graduates critically understand the classical world’s role in developing Western traditions of philosophy and theology.
- Understand the roots of the liberal arts.
Develop in the areas of language, communications, and fine arts by participating in the tradition of the trivium — the basis for a liberal arts education.
- Strengthen your language skills.
Your study of classical language will enhance your understanding of linguistics and your ability to communicate effectively.
- Develop your aesthetic sensibility.
Immersing yourself in the foundational art forms of Western culture will inform your understanding of modern culture.
Please visit our catalog for admission requirements and a full list of our courses.
Careers & Outcomes
The classical studies minor can be paired with any University of Mary major to expand your knowledge base and broaden your appeal to employers in a wide range of fields. If you’re interested in a career in communication, business, policy, education, community service, social work, or many other fields — the classical studies minor can help you stand out in your job search and your life.
- Social worker
- Nonprofit manager
- Arts director
Carol Andreini, PhD
Professor of Classics and Catholic Studies, Professor of Language and Literature
Since 1977, I have taught Classics, and I have loved every minute of it. I have been fortunate to teach many, many courses, covering just about every area of the ancient Greco-Roman world. It is my great privilege and joy to say that if I had it to do over again, to choose a different education and career, I would still choose this one.