With a minor in Latin, students develop their language skills and learn about the culture and history of the ancient Roman world. The minor enriches a wide range of disciplines at Trinity, giving students the chance to pair classical studies with humanities, science, or professional programs.
- The department has two research labs for students where they work closely with department faculty: the Early Book and Manuscript Lab and the Roman World Lab.
- Student-led HOMER Society participates in digital humanities work for the national Homer Multitext Project.
- Trinity partners with the Southwest Texas Archaeological Society to sponsor lectures by visiting experts.
- The department has a partnership with the San Antonio Museum of Art, which has a strong classical art collection.
What You'll Study
A linguistic heritage that spans millennia
Epic research, mentorship, and hands-on learning
Students enjoy personal interaction with faculty in all classical studies courses, especially the upper-division seminars and language classes. Classics faculty are known for close mentorship, fostered through small class sizes, undergraduate research, and field trips.
A mosaic of opportunities
When You Graduate
The heroic quest continues
The future is bright for classics alumni—they leave Trinity equipped with the ability to think incisively about written documents and material records, synthesize evidence across disciplines, and express themselves effectively both orally and in writing.
Many classics majors go on to pursue graduate degrees in classics, archaeology, history, philosophy, and other related fields or in the professional fields, such as law, medicine, public health, museum studies, and library science. Some majors now teach Latin at the secondary level, while others have pursued careers in business as consultants or professional writers.
Graduate Schools or Programs:
- Princeton University
- Rutgers University
- UNC - Chapel Hill
- University of California, Berkley
- University of Chicago
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