Advising Appointment Update

In alignment with the campus directives regarding the precautions surrounding COVID-19, the Languages and Literatures academic advising offices are now physically closed.  Our Advisors remain available and will be offering academic advising appointments to students through zoom, phone call, or email.  Once you have scheduled your appointment in the online appointment system, your advisor will reach out to you via email with instructions on how to connect with them using zoom, phone call, or email. 

Student Resources

Welcome to The Classics Department at UC Davis!


The Classical Civilization major offers the opportunity to study two incredible languages: Ancient Greek and Latin. It also includes many disciplines: language, literature, history, philosophy, art, archeology, religion, and mythology. The major enables the students to approach the ancient world from a broad interdisciplinary standpoint and gain an appreciation for the many cultures of Mediterranean antiquity.

The major has two tracks: The Classical and Mediterranean Civilization track, which most students choose, requires two years of study of one ancient language, Greek, Latin, or Hebrew. Students complete the major requirements by selecting about ten courses from a broad range of offerings in different aspects of ancient Mediterranean civilization. Students who choose the second track, Classical Languages and Literature, study two ancient languages, but take fewer ancient civilization courses. Read More about the programs