Classics - Ancient Greek




The Greek Language minor emphasis at USU gives students the chance to study a language that lives on as a backdrop of the modern world. Through studying works from authors like Plato, Homer, Euripides, Sophocles and Xenophon, students will enhance their research and practical skills while gaining an understanding of the ways that Greek culture influenced contemporary culture, law, and science.

Career Application

An understanding of ancient Greek is essential in preparation for advanced work in classics and other historical fields. Employment opportunities will vary depending on the major, but the emphasis on building foundational knowledge and skills will enhance graduates’ chosen career paths as they seek careers in philosophy, literature, law, or archival work.

Program Highlights

Undergraduate Projects

Gain inspiration for your own research projects by viewing a collection of undergraduate research undertaken by students in the classics program.

Classics Book Club

Interact with literature that connects to topics relevant to Greco-Roman literary tradition and uncover the ways that they interact with modern society.

Des-TROY Digital Role Play

The Classics Program at USU announces a new RPG called D.E.S.Troy (Destination: Exterminate or Save Troy), in which students are assigned roles as Greeks or Trojans.

Ludi Romani

This program-wide activity reconnects the USU classics community across generations, paving the way for professional and social networking. Roleplay as Roman senators, gods, generals, and nobles in an exciting game that reenacts history as you attempt to ...

Alumni Advice

Jason Nelson

Tune in to watch Jason Nelson (BS JCOM Public Relations & Corporate Communication) discussing interviewing skills.

The Value of an Inclusive Education

Listen in as several alumni of color reflect on their time at USU and discuss its impact on their careers. Learn from their professional experiences to consider how multicultural education affects students at USU.

Young Alums Panel

Young alums give advice and information about career options post-graduation at our Alumni Lunch Series.

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Scholarships & Financial Aid

  • Utah State University offers many options for financial aid, including university level scholarships and aid available to specific colleges and majors.

  • Classics Tuition Scholarship: This tuition stipend is meant to reward those students who have made a commitment to studying both Greek and Latin. Fill out application here and email to Jeannie Sur at