Classics and Humanities

Our Philosophy: The Department offers major and minor programs that aim to examine in non-prescriptive fashion the culture, ideas and values of earlier civilizations with a view to promoting an understanding of the recurrent patterns but also enormous diversity of human culture, as well as an appreciation of the ways in which the past forms a basis for, and continuity with, the present.

 Academic Pathways: Students graduating from our programs pursue careers in a wide variety of fields: business, law, education, library and data science, digital media and technology, and so many more. Their sound academic grounding will be such that those who wish to pursue graduate studies in Classics or a Humanities-related field will be poised for mentoring into competitive graduate programs. The department also functions as a source of trained Latin teachers for New Jersey’s public and independent schools and of K-6 teachers with concentrations in the Humanities.  Finally, the department also continues to provide and expand degree completion opportunities for both current undergraduates and adult learners seeking to return to college.

Why Donate? Donations to the department will be used (1) to provide scholarships to current Montclair students for our academic programs, including our faculty-led trips to Greece and Rome; (2) to support guest lectures, faculty development workshops, and programming for K-12 teachers and students; and (3) to fund faculty and student research projects. 


Classics and Humanities - Mary English Challenge
Mary English, Chair of Classics and Humanities will donate $1000 when we reach 35 donors
35 / 35 Donors
Alumni Donor Challenge
Let's get to 100 alumni donors to unlock $10,000 from an anonymous alumna from the Class of 1950
100 / 100 Donors
Kathleen Ragan '74 Faculty Staff Challenge
When faculty and staff come together to raise $5,000 we can unlock $5,000 from alumna Kathleen Ragan '74, retired staff member who is making this challenge in honor of the Class of 1974 in honor of their 50th anniversary.
$5,000 / $5,000 Raised
Fund Donor Leaderboard
Which University Fund is getting the most participation?
Rank Fund Donor Leaderboard Donors
1 Women's Basketball 222
2 Women's Soccer 177
3 Men's Basketball 176
4 The Fund for Montclair State 170
5 Football 111
Transforming Every Day by Decade for One Day
Transforming Every Day by Decade for One Day
What decade did you graduate?
Rank Answer Amount
1 1970-1979 $66,574.75
2 1960-1969 $17,315.00
3 1980-1989 $10,975.00
4 1990-1999 $9,878.00
5 2010-2019 $8,010.55
6 2000-2009 $7,605.00
7 2020-2022 $2,332.31
8 1959 and before $175.00
Alumni Challenge - Halfway There Challenge
Halfway There Challege! Let's get 50 more donors to unlock $8,000 from alumna, Judy Graef '66
50 / 50 Donors
Cynthia Watson '99
Let's get 25 alumni donors from the 1990's in celebration of Cynthia Watson '99 25th anniversary!
25 / 25 Donors
Let's get started early - Manny '61 and Meg Scrofani Challenge
Raise $10,000 to unlock $20,000 from Manny'61 and Meg Scrofani!!
$10,000 / $10,000 Raised
Which fund has raised the most dollars on One Day for Montclair
Which fund has raised the most dollars on One Day for Montclair
Rank Department Raised
1 College of Science and Mathematics $33,592.00
2 College for Community Health $25,400.00
3 College of the Arts $19,055.22
4 The Fund for Montclair State $15,433.25
5 Football $15,372.50
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2 NY 8
3 PA 7
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