Classical Studies is an interdisciplinary program focusing on the languages, history, culture and far-reaching legacy of the ancient Mediterranean world and beyond. Students explore ideas and practices from classical antiquity through the early modern era, and investigate how these traditions continue to shape our present moment. Our program places special value on fostering interdisciplinary connections among diverse areas of study, engaging with meaningful, timeless questions, and cultivating students’ journey through a complex, global, and exciting history, one rich with valuable lessons for us today. A major or minor in Classical Studies serves as an excellent complement to many fields, and prepares students for life beyond Elon by enhancing skills in critical thinking, problem-solving, intercultural competency, and communication.