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Major Program in Classics

MAJOR CONCENTRATION IN CLASSICS (36 credits)

Complementary Courses (36 credits)

Classical Language Stream

  • 36 credits taken from the list of courses within the five thematic areas, available on the Classical Studies Web site
  • 18 credits minimum in Classical Languages
  • 6 credits minimum in each of two of the following areas:
    • Classical Literature
    • Ancient History
    • Philosophy and Religion
    • Modern Greek
  • 12 credits maximum 200-level 

Note: The same course may not count toward more than one thematic area requirement.

Classical Studies Stream

  • 36 credits taken from the list of courses within the five thematic areas, available on the Classical Studies Web site
  • 9 credits minimum in Classical Languages
  • 12 credits minimum in one of the following areas:
    • Classical Literature
    • Ancient History
    • Philosophy and Religion
    • Modern Greek
  • 3 credits minimum in at least three different areas
  • 12 credits maximum 200-level
  • 3 credits minimum 300-level or higher of CLAS courses.

Note: The same course may not count toward more than one thematic area requirement.


Additional note: A student who has completed 12 credits of introductory (200-level) courses in both ancient Greek and Latin may, with the permission of the Classics undergraduate program advisor, be allowed to count up to 18 credits of 200-level courses toward a major or joint honors program in Classics.

STUDENTS: Minerva does not work in evaluating Classics degrees - you must meet all requirements listed here. If you are unsure about your status, please make an appointment with the Classics Undergraduate Advisor, Prof. Lynn Kozak.