Welcome to the Department of Classics and Letters
One of the original departments at the University of Oklahoma, the Department of Classics and Letters offers the clearest path to a traditional degree in the Liberal Arts. We offer two undergraduate degree programs.
Students in Classics study the languages, literatures, culture, and history of ancient Greece and Rome. We offer undergraduate majors in Classical Studies, Classical Languages, and Latin. Students can also take a minor in Classical Culture, Greek, or Latin.
Students in Letters pursue an interdisciplinary curriculum in literature, history, philosophy, and ancient and modern languages.
Both degree programs prepare students not just for a variety of careers, but for life itself. Read what one of our students had to say about the value of our programs.
Please browse through our site to learn more about our department.
Our colleague Professor J. Rufus Fears passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, October 7. Please read about his distinguished career on our memorial page.