Department ofClassics


In addition to fulfilling University Core Curriculum requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree, students majoring in classics must complete the following departmental requirements for each degree option:

Major in Latin or Greek

  • Nine upper-division courses in the language of concentration
  • First-year proficiency in the other classical language
  • CLAS 197A and CLAS 197B

Major in Latin and Greek

  • Nine upper-division courses in the ancient languages, with at least six of these in a single language
  • CLAS 197A and CLAS 197B

Approved Courses towards Major and Minor in Classical Studies and Ancient Studies:
Lower Division: CLAS 11A, 12A, 60, 61, 63, 65, 67, 68, 75; ARTH 21; PHIL 51
Upper Division (three perspectives):

  • Literature: CLAS 141, 175, 180, 181, 184, 188; ENGL 161
  • History and Political Science: CLAS 108, 109, 110, 111, 113, 176, 185; POLI 111
  • Art History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies: CLAS 146, 177; ARTH 104, 106, 110; PHIL 131; RELS 100, 110

Other courses not listed above that are offered on classical topics in the Departments of Art History, English, History, Philosophy, Political Science, and Religious Studies may also count towards a degree in classics; consult with the Chair of Classics before enrolling.

  • Six courses in Latin or Greek, which may include the elementary sequence.
  • CLAS 65
  • Two additional lower-division courses
  • Two upper-division literature courses (one upper-division reading course in Greek or Latin may be substituted)
  • Two upper-division ancient history or political science courses
  • One upper-division culture course in art history, philosophy, or religious studies.
  • CLAS 197A and CLAS 197B
  • CLAS 60
  • Four additional lower-division courses
  • Seven upper-division courses, at least one from each of the three perspectives.
  • CLAS 197A and CLAS 197B