The Department of Classics and Religious Studies was officially renamed in 1998, but it has roots dating back to the chartering of UNL. Two of the original five founding faculty members were professors of Greek and Latin. Given these historical roots, the department is recognized as a strong academic unit in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, even though it is the smallest department in the College of Arts and Sciences. For undergraduate students, the Classics and Religious Studies department offers two majors, Classical Languages and Classics and Religious Studies (with an emphasis in either Classics or Religious Studies). We do not have a graduate program, though we do offer a number of courses for graduate credit. The objective of the teaching staff is to introduce students to the classical world and its role in the history of western civilization, as well as the world's major religious traditions and their influence on human history. We are very grateful to have alumni and friends willing to support us in our educational activities.
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