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Bachelor of Arts in Classics

Understand the origins of modern Western culture. The classics degree program at the University of St. Thomas will help you develop a well-rounded skill set by studying culture, literature, language, history, archaeology, art history, religion and philosophy.

Why Study Classics at St. Thomas?

The classics program allows you to explore your talents and demonstrate your versatility throughout your undergraduate career. Classics students join a supportive program filled with passionate peers and faculty. In this flexible program, you will interact personally and develop close relationships with faculty throughout your time at St. Thomas. Graduates have gone on to pursue careers in fields such as law, teaching, the clergy and editing.

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  • Four-Year Plan
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  • Course Requirements

    By studying the languages and cultures of Ancient Greece and Rome through the lenses of philosophy, history, art history, literature, religion and archaeology, you will become a resourceful thinker who can communicate across disciplines. The classics program offers a great deal of flexibility, so we recommend planning your time at St. Thomas with the program director early on in your undergraduate career.

    Four-Year Plan

    Classics major – 40 credits required

    Culture track:
    Latin/Greek 212 OR at least 12 credits in sequential courses in one language. Remaining credits/courses in culture or language.

    Language track:
    A minimum of 28 credits (7 courses) in language (Latin &/or Greek), with at least 8 credits at the 300 level. Remaining credits/courses in either language or culture.

    Classics minor

    CULTURE: 20 credits, 4-8 in language, 8 at 200 level or above
    LANGUAGE: 16 credits, 12 in language, 4 at 300 level or above

    Major/Minor Requirements Information

    Degrees Awarded

    • Bachelor of Arts in Classics - Culture track
    • Bachelor of Arts in Classics - Language track
    • Minor in Classics

    Course Requirements

    Course Requirements

    By studying the languages and cultures of Ancient Greece and Rome through the lenses of philosophy, history, art history, literature, religion and archaeology, you will become a resourceful thinker who can communicate across disciplines. The classics program offers a great deal of flexibility, so we recommend planning your time at St. Thomas with the program director early on in your undergraduate career.

    Four-Year Plan

    Four-Year Plan

    Classics major – 40 credits required

    Culture track:
    Latin/Greek 212 OR at least 12 credits in sequential courses in one language. Remaining credits/courses in culture or language.

    Language track:
    A minimum of 28 credits (7 courses) in language (Latin &/or Greek), with at least 8 credits at the 300 level. Remaining credits/courses in either language or culture.

    Classics minor

    CULTURE: 20 credits, 4-8 in language, 8 at 200 level or above
    LANGUAGE: 16 credits, 12 in language, 4 at 300 level or above

    Major/Minor Requirements Information

    Degrees Awarded

    Degrees Awarded

    • Bachelor of Arts in Classics - Culture track
    • Bachelor of Arts in Classics - Language track
    • Minor in Classics
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    Career Paths

    We give you the tools and knowledge you need to work in a variety of different careers after graduation.

    • Archaeologist
    • Museum curator
    • Teacher
    • Travel agent

    Versatile Skills

    The interdisciplinary nature of our program means you will gain a diverse array of beneficial practical skills sought after by employers.

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    Five different departments offer courses in classical civilization.

    Classical Academies

    There are several academies in the Twin Cities featuring classical coursework, some of which have Tommies on the faculty!

    Interdisciplinary

    Choose from a wide variety of courses and electives during your time at St. Thomas.

    A Close-Knit Community of Scholars

    Classics students have a huge variety of academic and social opportunities to connect with their peers and professors.