No city in North America offers a more exciting environment for the study of classical civilization than Washington, D.C. The architecture of the nation's capital and the institutions of the federal government serve as vivid reminders of the enduring importance of the classical tradition in America. The dome of the U.S. Capitol can be seen from the campus of Catholic University, which has its own Metrorail station and is only a short distance from the Mall and all the special attractions of the nation's capital.
Since Catholic University belongs to the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area, students in the Department of Greek and Latin have the opportunity to select courses from the combined offerings of participating universities. A related university group, the Washington Research Library Consortium, further enhances member institutions' library strengths by circulating deliveries throughout all library systems via a web-based ordering process. Students may also do research at the Library of Congress and are encouraged to explore the Smithsonian Institution, Dumbarton Oaks, and the National Gallery of Art.
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Some students who graduate from our department stay in the field, but a significant number also choose careers outside of classics, successfully entering such areas as law, business, IT, and government. We enthusiastically support our students no matter where their goals may take them.Learn More