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Classical Languages Minor

Learn About the History of Ancient Greece & Rome.

Students majoring in another discipline who want to deepen and enrich their understanding of history can minor in Classical Studies.

Through the Classical Studies Minor program at UMass Boston, you’ll learn about ancient Greece and Rome's rich history and culture. You’ll examine literature, history, philosophy, art, and archaeology to gain a deeper understanding of the classical world as well as its relevance to modern society.

Proficiency in language and history can prepare you for a career in academia, research, journalism, and more. 

Expand Your Studies

How to Apply/Declare

Current Undergraduate Students: Declare or change your minor by completing an Undergraduate Program Add/Change form.

Prospective Undergraduate Students: Apply for admission to UMass Boston by completing an application. Start by reviewing the first-year and transfer application pages for important information about requirements, deadlines, and application status checks. Use the links below to apply: 

Apply as a First-Year Student

Apply as a Transfer Student


Classical Studies Courses (18 Credits)

Take six courses in classical studies.

Latin or Greek language courses may be substituted for up to two of the required six courses. GREEK 101 and LATIN 101 may only be applied to the minor if the subsequent 102 course is completed for the same language.

Completion Requirements

Complete 18 credits from six classical studies courses.

Pass/fail: No more than one course taken pass/fail may be applied toward the minor.
Residency: At least four courses for the minor must be completed at UMass Boston.
Course level: No more than two 100-level courses may be used for the minor. At least two courses must be at the 300-level or higher.


Jason von Ehrenkrook, PhD, Department Chair
McCormack Hall, 4th Floor, Room 605
jason.vonehrenkrook [@]

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