group at excavation

Duquesne Department of Classics students receive a tour of Corinth sculpture from internationally renowned scholar Mary Sturgeon during their July 2016 archaeology study abroad trip to Greece with the Department's Dr. K. A. Rask.

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Student Opportunities

Study Abroad

We believe that studying abroad is a critical component to any student's educational experience. With support from the Office of International Programs and Study Abroad, you have the opportunity to study abroad for different durations:

The Classical Society

The Classical Society is a campus organization dedicated to exploring and promoting ancient Greek and Roman society, language, and culture among students at Duquesne University. In recent years, our members have

  • attended productions of ancient plays and films,
  • hosted a costume party and Roman banquet,
  • and held roundtable discussions on topics such as, "What can I do with a degree in Classics?"

We also provide resources for Classics majors and minors searching for study partners, language tutors, academic resources, and camaraderie with other enthusiasts of antiquity.

The Classical Society meets several times per semester. Meetings are open to all, and refreshments are usually served.

For more information about The Classical Society, please contact its faculty sponsor, Dr. Sarah Alison Miller at


Students Who Excel in Latin

If you excel in Latin, you may be hired as a student tutor within the Department of Classics. Our tutors typically work about 11 hours per week as University work-study or non-work-study students and are responsible for maintaining appointments with students, both undergraduate and graduate, through an online appointment system. Tutors meet with these students during sessions ranging from 30- to 60-minutes in length. Tutors also help out with small tasks within the main office of the Department of Classics. 

Students Who May Need Help in Latin

If you find that you need some extra help in Latin, you are able to make appointments with our Latin tutors, free of charge, through a user-friendly online appointment system. Tutoring sessions range from 30- to 60-minutes in length, depending on your needs, and you can choose which tutor you prefer to work with based on that tutor's availability. There is no limit to the amount of tutoring sessions you can sign up for, which allows for individualized assistance tailored to your needs.

Departmental Awards

In order to recognize Classics and Latin majors who achieve excellence in their academic work, the Classics Department offers the following awards. All awards are presented during the spring semester of each academic year. 

The Award for Excellence in Latin

The Excellence in Latin award recognizes a Latin major who has exhibited their dedication to the field through their academic work. The award includes a $300 prize and is presented to the Latin major with the highest grade point average.

Past Recipients 

2017: Jessica Marinaro

The Award for Excellence in Classics

The Excellence in Classics award honors a Classics major who has demonstrated excellence in the study of Classics. The award includes a $300 prize and is presented to the Classics major with the highest grade point average.

Past Recipients

2017: Grant Stoner