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Beyond the Classroom

Study Abroad

Students currently studying abroad. Locations include Greece, Scotland, Italy, Argentina, Spain, and New Zealand.

Student Awards

The Classics Department gives two awards to students at its annual Eta Sigma Phi initiation ceremony. The awards are the Walter J. Kropp Prize, for the highest average in classics courses, and the Arete Prize, for the Classics student who writes the best single essay or research paper on a Classical topic.

Student Research

Every student majoring in Classics writes a senior thesis, the culmination of a two-quarter project in the senior year. These Capstone Projects can be on any classical topic of the student's choice.

Eta Sigma Phi

Epsilon Psi, the Santa Clara University chapter of Eta Sigma Phi, the National Classical Honor Society, is an organization which promotes enthusiasm for and recognition of excellence in the study of the ancient Greek and Roman worlds.