Classical Studies: Mediterranean Archaeology, BA

Classical Studies encompasses the civilization of the ancient Greeks and Romans from prehistory to the Middle Ages, with emphasis on the literature, philosophy, and history of the classical Greek and Roman periods. It includes economic, political, social, and intellectual history as well as philosophy, archaeology, religion, and myth. Students may choose a track that emphasizes the study of texts in Greek and/or Latin, or they may opt for a program of courses that do not require any knowledge of the ancient languages. The Classical Studies Department provides extensive training at the Undergraduate level and graduate training in both Classical Studies and Ancient History. The department also offers a special Post-Baccalaureate Program for students who wish to continue the study of Greek and Latin but do not yet meet the requirements of a conventional graduate program.

The minimum total course units for graduation in this major is 32. Double majors may entail more course units.

For information about the General Education requirements, please visit the College of Arts & Sciences Curriculum page.

College General Education Requirements and Free Electives
Foundational Approaches + Sectors1 + Free Electives20
Major Requirements
Cluster 1: Core Introductory Courses (Required)
ANCH 0101Strife: A History of the Greeks1
ANCH 0102Ancient Rome1
Cluster 2: Introductory/Fundamentals
Select 4 course units of Introductory/Fundamentals courses4
Cluster 3: Advanced Courses
Select 6 course units with 4 course units 3000 level or above6
Equity Requirement
1 course related to equity. May also count in clusters 1, 2, or 3
Total Course Units32

You may count no more than one course toward both a Major and a Sector requirement. For Exceptions, check the Policy Statement.


Honors Thesis


The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2024 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.