Undergraduate Program

The Department of Classics offers four majors, three minors, and four additional joint majors.  Please click on the tabs below to learn more about the requirements for each major and minor.

 

 

Classics Major

  • Greek and Latin: At least four 3 or 4 credit hour courses in one language AND at least two 3 or 4 credit hour courses in the other language beyond the elementary level.
  • At least two 3 or 4 credit hour Classics courses (i.e. courses in the Classics Department not designated as Greek or Latin language courses).
  • At least two 3 or 4 credit hour courses that focus on ancient Greece and/or Rome offered by or cross-listed with other departments including, but not limited to, Art History, History, and Philosophy.

Classical Civilization Major

A minimum of 36 hours in Classics, Greek, or Latin OR approved related fields, which must include:

  • At least two Classics courses at the 100 level (i.e. courses in the Classics Department not designated as Greek or Latin language courses).
  • At least three 3 or 4 credit hour Classics courses at the 200 level or above.
  • At least two 3 or 4 credit hour courses on ancient Greece and/or Rome offered by or cross-listed with other departments (including, but not limited to, Art History, History, and Philosophy).
  • At least two additional 3 or 4 credit hour courses in Classics, Greek, or Latin or approved related fields.
  • Majors should consult closely with a faculty advisor in developing their course of study.

Classical Civilization Minor

A minimum of 18 hours in Classics, Greek, or Latin OR approved related fields, which must include:

  • At least five 3 or 4 credit hour courses in Classics or courses on ancient Greece and/or Rome offered by or cross-listed with other departments (including, but not limited to, Art History, History, and Philosophy).
  • At least three of the five courses taken must be at the 200 level or above.
  • Minors should consult closely with a faculty advisor in developing their course of study.

Greek Major

  • At least five 3 or 4 credit hour courses in ancient Greek beyond the elementary level.
  • At least two 3 or 4 credit hour Classics courses (i.e. courses in the Classics Department not designated as Greek or Latin language courses).
  • At least two 3 or 4 credit hour courses that focus on ancient Greece and/or Rome offered by or cross-listed with other departments including, but not limited to, Art History, History, and Philosophy.

Greek Minor

  • At least four 3 or 4 credit hour courses in ancient Greek beyond the elementary level.

Latin Major

  • At least five 3 or 4 credit hour courses in Latin beyond the elementary level.
  • At least two 3 or 4 credit hour Classics courses (i.e. courses in the Classics Department not designated as Greek or Latin language courses).
  • At least two 3 or 4 credit hour courses that focus on ancient Greece and/or Rome offered by or cross-listed with other departments including, but not limited to, Art History, History, and Philosophy.

Latin Minor

  • At least four 3 or 4 credit hour courses in Latin beyond the elementary level.

Classics/English Major

  • At least six 3 or 4 credit hour courses in English.
  • At least five 3 or 4 credit hour courses either in ancient Greek or in Latin (but not a combination of the two).
  • At least two 3 or 4 credit hour courses in Classics or courses that focus on the Art History, History, or Philosophy of ancient Greece and/or Rome offered by or cross-listed with other departments.
  • At least 4 credit hours of independent study/directed reading for the writing of a senior thesis.

Classics/History Major

  • At least six 3 or 4 credit hour courses in History.
  • At least five 3 or 4 credit hour courses either in ancient Greek or in Latin.
  • At least one 3 or 4 credit hour course in Classics or one 3 or 4 hour course that focus on the Art History, History, or Philosophy of ancient Greece and/or Rome offered by or cross-listed with other departments.
  • At least 4 credit hours (typically one 4 hour course) of independent study/directed reading for the writing of a senior thesis.

Classics/Philosophy Major

A minimum of 45 hours in Classics (including Greek and Latin) and Philosophy courses including:

  • 5 courses in either Greek or Latin (but not a combination of the two).
  • 6 courses in Philosophy including:
    • Philosophy 110
    • Philosophy 200
    • Philosophy 202
    • 3 Philosophy electives of which at least 2 must be at the 300 level or above.
  • Additional credit hours required for the major beyond the required courses may be taken in Classics (including Greek and Latin), Philosophy, or other courses that focus on the Art History, History, or Philosophy of ancient Greece and/or Rome offered by or cross-listed with other departments.

Religion/Classical Civilization Major

  • EITHER two 3 or 4 credit hour courses of Greek or Latin (but not a combination of the two), OR Classics 102 (4 hours) and Classics 214 (3 hours).
  • Religion 300 (4 hours), Religion 490W (4 hours), AND one tradition-specific course with approval of religion adviser
  • At least nine additional 3 or 4 credit hour courses in Religion and Classics, including
    • At least four 3 or 4 credit hour courses in Classics, of which at least two courses must be at the 200 level or higher.
    • At least three 3 or 4 credit hour courses in Religion, or which at least two courses must be at the 300 level or higher.