Classical Studies, BA
UMass Boston offers a major and minor in classical studies, surveying the societies of Greece and Rome, supplemented by basic competency in Ancient Greek and/or Latin. See the course listings and requirements for more information.
Prerequisite, Concentration, or Other Requirements
UMass Boston's classical studies major can be fulfilled with ten courses.
- Two semesters of Latin or two semesters of Greek at a level appropriate to the student’s preparation.
- At least seven Classical Studies courses. Courses in Greek or Latin beyond those required in part I may be substituted for up to two of the required Classical Studies courses. With departmental approval, one of these courses may be from an allied department.
- Either Classics 387 or Classics 388; the research paper from either of these courses may serve as capstone paper.
- At least four courses taken to fulfill parts 1 & 2 must be at or above the 300 level.
- At least five classical studies courses must be taken in residency at UMass Boston. Both language courses 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.
- 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 and Religious Studies Department count toward the residency requirement.