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Classics (BA)

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Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Program type
Major, Minor, Honours
Primary campus
Sir George Williams (SGW)
3 to 4 years
Start term
Fall, Winter

Why study Classics?

If you are intrigued by the ancient world, the Classics program is a great choice since it encompasses the study of all aspects of ancient Greece and Rome. Our innovative Classics programs provide an integrated and interdisciplinary environment that combines archaeology, ancient Greek and Latin, history, mythology and literature. These programs present the experience of classical civilizations as part of a continuum of human experience that includes 21st-century cultures. Classics offers a challenging program in which you can explore a critical and exciting period of world history.  

Program highlights

  • Gain both historical research and linguistic training in ancient Greek and Latin
  • Small class sizes

Program structure

A Bachelor of Arts takes a minimum of three to four years (90 – 120 credits) of full-time study, depending on your academic background.

Program options

  • Honours in Classics – Ancient History and Archaeology (60 credits) *
  • Major in Classics – Ancient History and Archaeology (42 credits) 
  • Minor in Classical Archeology (24 credits) 
  • Minor in Classical Civilization (24 credits) 
  • Honours in Classics – Classical Languages and Literature (60 credits)*
  • Major in Classics – Classical Languages and Literature (42 credits) 
  • Minor in Classical Languages and Literature (24 credits)

*Honours is a highly concentrated program, ideal for students planning to continue to graduate studies. If you are interested in Honours, speak with your program advisor in your first year of study at Concordia. Students applying to the University are able to apply to the major.


United States students: A U.S. Federal Student Aid-eligible version of this program is offered. This version meets all U.S. regulations (such as no co-operative education or e-courses) for eligible programs.

Admission criteria

Minimum cut-off averages and course requirements

Minimum cut-off averages should be used as indicators. The cut-off data may change depending on the applicant pool. Applicants who meet the stated minimum requirements are not guaranteed admission to these programs.

Application deadlines

Fall term


March 1 is the deadline to apply for fall term entry. International students are encouraged to apply by February 1 to allow sufficient time for CAQ and study permit application processing.

Winter term


November 1 is the deadline to apply for winter term entry. International students are encouraged to apply by September 1 to allow sufficient time for CAQ and study permit application processing.

Not all programs are available for winter term entry. Please check program availability for the term, before you start your application.

We reserve the right to close admission to a program at any time after the official deadline without prior notice.

After your degree

Students who complete a Classics degree are ready to pursue graduate studies in Classics, Archaeology or a related field. Graduates will be well prepared for careers in any profession that requires in-depth ideas, fast information gathering, critical problem solving, dynamic oral and written communication, detailed analysis of data, and an experience of different cultures. Career opportunities can include:

  • Law
  • Graduate school
  • Business
  • Museums, archives and libraries
  • Diplomatic positions
  • Journalism and publishing
  • Professional writing

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