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Department: Classical Studies

Classical Studies

About the Program


A major in classical studies offers courses which integrate exciting interactive technology, small classes and individualized attention. In addition to literary studies, our innovative Modern Foreign Language program also focuses on culture and understanding the world from the perspective of the cultures being studied.

Notre Dame classics majors build confidence and competence through a variety of real world opportunities to interact with native speakers, including community service and internships throughout the Baltimore/D.C. area. The department also sponsors chapters of Phi Sigma Iota, the International Foreign Language Honor Society.

The classical studies major can be tailored to individual needs and interests due to the breadth and interdisciplinary nature of its course offerings. Additionally, Notre Dame's chapter of Eta Sigma Phi, the national classical honor society, is very active locally and nationally.

The Sister Kathleen Feeley International Center opened in 2001. It houses not only the classical and modern languages department, but also the office of international programs, study abroad, and the English Language Institute. It provides an atmosphere of international cooperation and exchange for all members of the Notre Dame community.