The Major in Classical Studies (BA)
The Classical Studies Major can be fulfilled with ten courses.
I. Two semesters of Latin or two semesters of Greek at a level appropriate to the student’s preparation.
II. At least seven Classical Studies courses. With departmental approval, one of these courses may be from an allied department. Courses in Greek and Latin beyond those required in part I. (above) may be substituted for up to two of the required Classical Studies courses.
III. Classics 495: Senior Seminar
IV. Successful completion of a capstone paper
V. At least five courses taken to fulfill the major, including Classics 495, must be at or above the 300 level.
VI. Classics 495: Senior Seminar and at least four Classical Studies courses must be taken in residency. At least one language course counted toward part I must be taken in residency. With prior departmental permission, courses taken in some semester-abroad programs may count toward the residency requirement.
The Minor in Classical Studies
Students majoring in another discipline may wish to deepen and enrich their understanding by minoring in Classical Studies. A total of six courses must be taken to complete the minor program of study.
I. At least six Classical Studies courses
II. Latin or Greek language courses may be substituted for up to two of the required six Classical Studies courses. Latin 102 and/or Greek 102 may be counted toward the minor. Latin 101 or Greek 101 may be counted toward the minor only if the full 101-102 sequence has been completed in that language.
III. At least two of the courses taken for the minor must be at the 300 level or higher.
IV. With departmental approval, one of the six courses may be taken from an allied department.
V. At least four of the courses taken for the minor must be taken in residency.
No course with a grade below C- may count toward any major or minor.
Courses taken Pass/Fail may not be counted toward any major or minor, with the single exception that one 100-level language course taken Pass/Fail may count.
Online courses offered by the Classics Department count toward the residency requirement.