The Classical Studies certificate allows students to explore the literature, civilization, and culture of the ancient world. It is especially ideal for students drawn to Greek, Roman or Ancient Near Eastern society but less interested in language study.

Both the flexibility and variety are additional features that make the certificate attractive to students. Course options include topics in art, architecture, archaeology, history, literature, philosophy, and politics. Students are free to explore their individual interests on the way to developing a more comprehensive understanding of the ancient world.

Finally, in addition to completing requirements for the certificate, many of the courses fulfill UW-Madison’s general education requirements, such as Comm-B, and Breadth requirements, such as Humanities and Literature.