Undergraduate Major Programs

Classics

Requirements for the major in Classics (67-68 credits) are:

  1. 15 credits of 300-level classical Greek, excluding GREEK 300, GREEK 301
  2. 15 credits of 300-level Latin, excluding LATIN 300, LATIN 301
  3. Minimum 30 credits in 400-level GREEK and LATIN courses, with at least 10 credits in each language
  4. 5 credits from approved classics in English, classical art and archaeology, ancient history, the history of ancient philosophy, and the history of ancient science. See list of acceptable courses.
  5. CLAS 495, the Senior Essay (2-3 credits)

Greek

Requirements for the major in Greek (52-58 credits) are:

  1. Either GREEK 101, GREEK 102, GREEK 103; or GREEK 300, GREEK 301 (10-15 credits)
  2. 15 credits of 300-level GREEK courses, excluding GREEK 300 and GREEK 301
  3. 20 credits of 400-level GREEK courses
  4. 5 credits from approved classics in English, classical art and archaeology, ancient history, the history of ancient philosophy, and the history of ancient science. See list of acceptable courses.
  5. CLAS 495, the Senior Essay (2-3 credits)

Latin

Requirements for the major in Latin (52-58 credits) are:

  1. Either LATIN 101, LATIN 102, LATIN 103; or LATIN 300, LATIN 301 (10-15 credits)
  2. 15 credits of 300-level LATIN courses, excluding LATIN 300 and LATIN 301
  3. 20 credits of 400-level LATIN courses
  4. 5 credits from approved classics in English, classical art and archaeology, ancient history, the history of ancient philosophy, and the history of ancient science. See list of acceptable courses.
  5. CLAS 495, the Senior Essay (2-3 credits)

(Students who intend to continue their studies to the Ph.D. degree are advised to take the B.A. in Classics or, alternatively, the B.A. in Latin or in Greek with as many courses as possible in the second language.)

Classical Studies

The Classical Studies major is especially suited for students not preparing for graduate study in classics but wishing to explore the literature, history, art, archaeology, and philosophy of classical antiquity, primarily through English translation.

Requirements for the major in Classical Studies (61-67 credits) are:

  1. Either Greek or Latin through 307, or the equivalent (25-30 credits)
  2. 34 additional credits chosen with department approval from the following courses: Greek and Latin at the 400 level; classics in English, classical art and archaeology, ancient history, the history of ancient philosophy, and the history of ancient science.  See list of acceptable courses.
  3. CLAS 495, the Senior Essay (2-3 credits)