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What is Classics?

Classics is the study of languages, culture, history, and thought of the civilizations of ancient Greece and Rome. As a Classics student, you’ll study literature (including epic, drama, and historical writing), the history and archaeology of the Greek and Roman Mediterranean, philosophy (ancient and modern), and linguistics while developing strong analytical and communication skills. You can choose from five concentrations: Classical Archaeology, Classical Civilization, Classics, Greek, and Latin. The major also offers a Teacher Education option that prepares graduates to teach Latin.

Career Options

  • Business
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Research
  • Teaching

Post-Graduation Success1

86% employed or continuing education

66% employed after graduation

15% attending graduate school

5% volunteering

$40,553 average starting annual income

Sample employer destinations: CA Ventures, Carle Foundation Hospital, Anheuser-Busch InBev

Sample grad school destinations: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Pennsylvania State University, Tribeca Flashpoint Academy

Academic Profile Middle 50% 2

25 - 31 ACT Score

1170 - 1440 SAT Score

3.20 - 3.74 High School GPA

Annual Program Costs

Illinois Resident

  • Tuition: $12,036
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses3: $15,180
  • Total: $31,390

Non-Resident

  • Tuition: $29,178
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses3: $15,520
  • Total: $48,872

International

  • Tuition: $31,552
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses3: $15,520
  • Total: $51,246
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