Some Current Majors

Jaclyn Lund

Graduating Class: Spring 2018
Major: Classics and Psychology
Why Classics: After almost 10 years studying Latin, I can't really imagine my life without it. Classics has given me a love for language, art, culture, and history that I don't think I could've acquired anywhere else.
Best Thing About Classics at UVA: My favorite things about Classics at UVA are the small classes with professors who are truly excited about the material they are teaching in a given semester, and the collaboration with other departments that allows for amazing and unique courses.

Ashley Mehra

Graduating Class: Spring 2018
Major: Politics Honors & Classics (Concentration in Greek)
Why Classics: Through the study of the Latin and Greek languages, I have had the great honor of pursuing grammatical perfection and exploring the ancient roots of wisdom and reasoning. Similar to an archaeological dig, my study of Classical languages plunges me into the depths of the past and guides me to explore the rudiments of human civilization. The relics that I discover are memoirs of our transcendent history, which pave a meaningful and insightful past to my everlasting future.

Max Novick

Graduating Class: Spring 2018
Major: Classics (Concentration in Latin) and Commerce (Finance)
Why Classics: I have been taking Latin since middle school and Ancient Greek since high school, and I have continued these pursuits through a Classics Major at UVa. By inhabiting these antiquated authors’ minds every time I embark on a new text, I am able to acquire entirely new ways of thinking, arguing, and presenting information. Reading Latin and Greek is a cathartic experience that allows me to develop my critical thinking and problem solving skills.