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Classics (BA)

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Degree
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Department
Faculty
Program type
Major, Minor, Honours
Primary campus
Sir George Williams (SGW)
Duration
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 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)


Courses


Admission requirements

Minimum cut-off averages

  • Quebec CEGEP: 20 (Honours: 28)
  • High School: C+ (Honours: B+)
  • University Transfers (internal/external): C (Honours: B+)
  • Bacc. français: 11 (Honours: 14)
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma: 26 (Honours: 31)  

Course requirements for admission

No specific courses required. However:


Honours programs: Students applying directly to an honours program should list it as their first choice. If not admitted to honours, they will automatically be considered for the next highest program (i.e. specialization or major).


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.

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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