Boston.com reports that Harvard is encouraging the study of the Classics, astronomy, and other undersubscribed majors by increasing the number of freshman seminars taught by highly regarded professors. Other Ivy League schools are also increasing their efforts to sell the Classics, Near Eastern, and Islamic studies.
With the stratospheric cost of tuition these days, this article points out that choosing a major in an uncommon field very often comes with the benefit of small, personalized classes and more individualized attention.
Majoring in Classics doesn't necessarily lead to genteel poverty. Check out the National Committee for Latin and Greek's website out for a list of famous Classics majors who found gainful and sometimes even lucrative employment!