Classics, Humanities, and Italian Studies

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UNH students who study in Classics, Humanities and Italian Studies (CHI) gain a wide variety of skills through a combination of different disciplines, starting with linguistic training in Greek, Italian, Latin and other languages and critical interpretation of literature, history, art, philosophy and other humanities. Our faculty, drawn from CHI and many other Liberal Arts departments, cover a huge range of different time periods, places and cultures, giving students access to many different perspectives and sources of knowledge. We explore fundamental questions of human life and consider how they have been answered by others, while also helping to prepare students practically for meaningful, productive and successful careers in many fields. During their time with us, CHI students are part of a vibrant, student-centered learning environment with a wealth of co-curricular opportunities.

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Tracing the Cyclops Myth

Tracing the Cyclops Myth

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UNH Classics Graduate Awarded Media Production Grant

UNH Classics Graduate Awarded Media Production Grant

Classics alumnus, Michael Mignanelli (BA, 2016), currently a PhD student in Classics at the...

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  • Classics and History Majors | Business Consultant
    My name is Alex Johnson and I graduated from UNH in May 2011 with a BA in both Classics and History – I got the "Wow, so you REALLY want to teach!?" treatment – and when it comes to how I wound up in the Classics program and what I've done since, my path has been very zig-zaggy, for lack of a...
    Classics and History Majors | Business Consultant
    My name is Alex Johnson and I graduated from UNH in May 2011 with a BA in both Classics and History – I got the "Wow, so you REALLY want to teach!?" treatment – and when it comes to how I wound up in the Classics program and what I've done since, my path has been very zig-zaggy, for lack of a...
  • International Affairs and Humanities Majors | Senior Vice President, Avis Budget Group
    Following graduation from UNH I spent two years in Italy working in a law office in Rome--a wonderful experience though I realized how much more I could do with a law degree. Law school at Boston University was a rewarding and challenging experience. With the solid foundation provided by UNH and...
    International Affairs and Humanities Majors | Senior Vice President, Avis Budget Group
    Following graduation from UNH I spent two years in Italy working in a law office in Rome--a wonderful experience though I realized how much more I could do with a law degree. Law school at Boston University was a rewarding and challenging experience. With the solid foundation provided by UNH and...
  • Classics, History and Philosophy Majors | Research Fellow at Kobe University in Kobe, Japan
    Convinced that college was best spent exploring as many different paths as possible, Cory McKenzie (’15) of Hampstead, New Hampshire, followed many a rabbit trail during his years at the University of New Hampshire. Entering UNH as a history major, Cory dabbled in the histories of the Russian...
    Classics, History and Philosophy Majors | Research Fellow at Kobe University in Kobe, Japan
    Convinced that college was best spent exploring as many different paths as possible, Cory McKenzie (’15) of Hampstead, New Hampshire, followed many a rabbit trail during his years at the University of New Hampshire. Entering UNH as a history major, Cory dabbled in the histories of the Russian...
  • Classics Major | Biomedical Researcher
    Concerning majoring in classics: having sat on admissions interviews for UConn, the old saying still rings true about medical schools wanting the “well rounded student.” Science majors are a dime a dozen, and it is what the candidate can do outside of the sphere of science that really makes them...
    Classics Major | Biomedical Researcher
    Concerning majoring in classics: having sat on admissions interviews for UConn, the old saying still rings true about medical schools wanting the “well rounded student.” Science majors are a dime a dozen, and it is what the candidate can do outside of the sphere of science that really makes them...
  • Classics Major | Latin Teacher
    During my time as a Classics major at UNH, I found myself surrounded by expert professors who were truly invested in their students’ success, which at a large university, is quite a rare occurrence. It was this very zeal for the subject matter and their grace in teaching that sparked my own passion...
    Classics Major | Latin Teacher
    During my time as a Classics major at UNH, I found myself surrounded by expert professors who were truly invested in their students’ success, which at a large university, is quite a rare occurrence. It was this very zeal for the subject matter and their grace in teaching that sparked my own passion...