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Programs in Classical Studies

Explore the classical literature, culture, and history of Greece and Rome, and see the current times in a new way.

The structure of our certificate in classical studies encourages an interdisciplinary approach to studying the Greco-Roman world and its medieval and modern legacies. Working in small groups is at the core of our program, allowing you to thrive in a stimulating environment and deepen your understanding of the languages, literature, and civilizations of the classical world.

Through an emphasis on original text, you will explore the powerful art of persuasion and rhetoric, philosophy, and mythology. This certificate program allows you to select courses from wide-ranging disciplines and develop crucial analytical and critical thinking skills.

12% Job Growth Rate - Far Faster than Avg.

97% Success Rate For TU’s Kendall College

$50K Annual Median Pay for Archivists, etc.

#1 National Merit Scholars

Professional Opportunities

Kiplinger published a list of the “25 best majors for a lucrative career” and classical studies was ranked number 16.  By immersing yourself in TU’s classical studies program you will master a high level of critical thinking and research skills and gain a broad foundation that will serve you in a range of careers, including law, policy, culture, education, and more. 

Job opportunities:

  • Museum/gallery curator
  • Archivist
  • Heritage manager
  • Barrister/Attorney
  • Educator

Beyond the Classroom

    • Set the stage for lifelong learning and success.

      Learning is an individualized journey that extends far beyond a major or the walls of a classroom. TU’s Office of Integrative and Experiential Learning (OIEL) provides opportunities for scholars to enliven their studies through global education, research, scholarship, and interdisciplinary programs. Our real-world academic enrichment opportunities are designed to challenge students and enhance their personal and professional educational experience.

      Experiential Learning

    • Make your TU experience as rich and diverse as you like.

      TU students have abundant opportunities to get involved with clubs and organizations to develop new skills, meet new friends, and make lifetime memories. From international clubs, music groups, and intramural sports to Greek life, student government, and on-campus leadership, there’s truly something for everyone at TU. Our multi-faceted extracurricular options perfectly complement our multidisciplinary academic approach.

      Student Organizations

    • Be the change you want to see.

      TU encourages students to give back to the community and see societal problems through a different lens. In considering issues ranging from low-income to racial biases, students analyze the intricacies of cyclical social issues to gain broader perspectives and insights, which they can share with others and act on in the community.


    • Pursue success with confidence — backed by TU’s job placement guarantee.

      TU is committed to our students’ professional success, which is why our Center for Career Development, aka CaneCareers, offers a job placement guarantee program. We promise that students who follow the program will land an entry-level job in their chosen field or continue their education within six months of graduation, or we’ll give them a free semester of grad school.

      Job Placement

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    The study of the past challenges the intellect, builds the imagination, and encourages critical thinking. In The University of Tulsa's Department of History, you will learn to comprehend the human condition and acquire the tools to live a more worthwhile life.

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