Classical Languages, BA

UMass Boston offers a major and minor in classical languages, the combined study of Latin and Ancient Greek language and literature.

Prerequisite, Concentration, or Other Requirements

The classical languages major can be fulfilled with twelve courses.

  1. At least ten courses in Greek and/or Latin.
  2. One classical studies course, or one additional courses in classical language.
  3. Either Classics 387 or Classics 388; the research paper from either of these two courses may serve as a capstone
  4. At least four courses taken to fulfill parts 1 & 2 must be at or above the 300 level.
  5. At least eight of the courses taken for the major must be taken in residency at UMass Boston.  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