Majors & Minors

Credential Requirements
Bachelor of Arts: Classical Civilization
  • Required courses:
    • Option 1: CLST 181S or 283, and CLST 182S or 284
    • Option 2: Two courses in Greek or Latin below the 250-level
    • Note: The two options may not be combined (e.g., CLST 181S and Lat 102 does not satisfy the requirement)
  • Seven courses in total at or above the 200-level in at least three of the following areas:
    • Literature in translation at or above the 200-level or in the original language at or above the 250-level (Greek and Latin independent studies below the 300-level do not satisfy this requirement)
    • Philosophy
    • Art and archaeology
    • History
  • CLST 480S Capstone Seminar in Classical Studies (CLST 480S)
  • Senior Dossier

Note: LATIN 25 does not count toward any of our departmental majors and minors.

Bachelor of Arts: Classical Languages

  • Knowledge of both Greek and Latin through the second year.
  • Eight courses total in Greek and Latin, at least six of which must be at the 250-level or above (independent studies below the 300-level do not satisfy this requirement)
  • One 200-level or above course in Classical Studies (CLST)
  • CLST 480S Capstone Seminar in Classical Studies (CLST 480S)
  • Senior Dossier

Note: LATIN 25 does not count toward any of our departmental majors and minors.

Bachelor of Arts: Interdepartmental Major: Ancient Religion and Society
  • Required courses in the Religious Studies Department:
    • Required course: REL 101
    • Seven Religious Studies courses, of which at least five must be at or above the 200-level. At least one must be on a religious tradition outside the Mediterranean. (The following courses satisfy this requirement: REL 110, 120, 160, 165FS, 175,176, 219S, 242, 321S, 322, 323, 323S, 325S, 373S, 374S, 375, 376, 380, 384S, 386S, 388S.)
  • Required courses in the Classical Studies Department:
    • Seven courses in total, at least five of which must be numbered 200 or above.
      • Option 1 (historical emphasis): CLST 283 and 284.
      • Option 2 (language emphasis): One year of classical Greek or Latin at or above the 250-level.
        • Note: The two options may not be combined (e.g., CLST 283 and Lat 252 does not satisfy the requirement)
      • At least 2 courses that focus on Classical Civilization as it relates to ethics, myth, religions, or socio-cultural components broadly foundational for the study of religion. (The following courses satisfy this requirement: CLST 208, 264, 268S, 271, 312S, 354, 360.)
  • In either department:
    • One course as a small-group learning experience. This may be the CLST capstone course, or an independent study or honors project in either department.
Minor: Greek
  • Five courses in ancient Greek. At least three of these must be taught by a primary or secondary member of the Department of Classical Studies, and at least three courses must be at or above the 250-level (but cannot be independent studies below the 300-level).
Minor: Latin
  • Five courses in Latin. At least three of these must be taught by a primary or secondary member of the Department of Classical Studies, and at least three courses must be at or above the 250-level (but cannot be independent studies below the 300-level).

Note: LATIN 25 will count toward the University requirement for 34 courses necessary for graduation, but it will not count toward the University language requirement, or for any of our departmental majors and minors.

Minor: Classical Civilization
  • Five CLST courses. At least three of these must be taught by a primary or secondary member of the Department of Classical Studies; at least three courses must be at or above the 200-level in at least two areas:
    • Literature
    • History
    • Art and archaeology
    • Philosophy
Minor: Classical Archaeology
  • Five CLST courses in ancient art and archaeology. At least three of these must be taught by a primary or secondary member of the Department of Classical Studies, and at least three courses must be at or above the 200-level.