FSU Classics is at the forefront of research in Classical Studies. Its faculty lead a variety of research projects in all three fields of Classical Studies (Classical Philology, Ancient History, and Classical Archaeology), and its faculty have been awarded numerous fellowships with nationally and internationally recognized research organizations (including the Humboldt Foundation, American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Albright Institute of Archaeological Research, Center for Hellenic Studies, Loeb Library). Faculty research has been supported through major grants, including from the National Science Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Research in all areas of ancient Mediterranean culture and literature at FSU is interdisciplinary in nature—spanning the philological, theoretical, material, historical, and digital. Research conducted by faculty typically involves FSU students, and its faculty invest in developing FSU graduate students as junior researchers, with its students regularly presenting papers at professional conferences and developing publications.

FSU Classics boasts particular strengths in the field of Classical Archaeology. The Classical Archaeology faculty direct several major fieldwork projects located across the Mediterranean world. These projects involve not only the excavations of major sites (Cosa, Corinth, Cetamura del Chianti), but also regional landscape projects (Landscape Archaeology of Southwest Sardinia Project, Saronic Harbors Archaeological Research Project).