Academics

Requirements

The Major in Classical Studies (BA)

UMass Boston's classical studies major can be fulfilled with ten courses.

  1. Two semesters of Latin or two semesters of Greek at a level appropriate to the student’s preparation.
  2.  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.
  3. Either Classics 387 or Classics 388; the research paper from either of these courses may serve as capstone paper.
  4. At least four courses taken to fulfill parts 1 & 2 must be at or above the 300 level.
  5. 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.

General Notes

  • 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.