It is to a student's advantage to declare a major early, as soon as the freshman or sophomore year if possible. In any case, the deadline for doing so is the beginning of the junior year for students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. By declaring a major, the student gains access to departmental advising, which helps to insure that (s)he will have completed all the requirements for the major (or minor) by the intended date of graduation. It is important that students work with an advisor who will assist in answering questions and help to design a program that fits the student's needs.

All incoming and continuing majors and minors must schedule an advising session with Sara Nobbe (, the academic advisor for the School of Literatures, Cultural Studies and Linguistics.

Sara Nobbe, Academic Advisor

The department encourages its majors and minors to meet with the Director of Undergraduate Studies at least once each semester to review progress toward the degree. Students should also feel free to seek informal advising from other members of the department and are encouraged to get to know the teaching staff outside the classroom. Contact with the faculty will put professors in a better position to furnish letters of recommendation for students when they are applying to graduate school or seeking employment after graduation.

Director of Undergraduate Studies

For further information regarding the major or minor in Classical Studies or the specific content of courses, please contact:

Professor Zinon Papakonstantinou
Director of Undergraduate Studies for Classics
1010 University Hall

Dr. Karen Ros
Assistant Undergraduate Advisor
1401 University Hall