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Connect with the Ancients

The Department of Classics & Religious Studies

At the Department of Classics & Religious Studies, we recruit high-achieving students who are excited about intensive, active research, education abroad opportunities and subjects that never go out of style.

Studying the “Classics” means learning many disciplines, including history, investigation of the Latin and Greek languages, the development of literary genres, themes and traditions, and the evolution of philosophy, religion, science and the history of ideas.

We provide students with an excellent background to pursue graduate work in classical languages and literature, classical archaeology, ancient history, religious studies, literary scholarship and other humane disciplines. The broad and humane education they receive serves as excellent preparation for careers in law, medicine, journalism, ministry, business and education.

So when some ask, “Are the classics relevant in our modern world?”

We answer: “Does the Pope tweet in Latin?”* *Yes

How to Apply

Let curiosity move you to start your story at the College of Arts & Sciences. With over 30 majors in the college alone, specialized programs of study to match any interest area, the opportunity for hands-on experience through our nationally-acclaimed undergraduate research program, and a campus located at the heart of an innovative college city community of over 250,000 people, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln offers the ideal Big Ten collegiate experience for students at an affordable cost.

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