Bachelor of Arts (BA)
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.
A Bachelor of Arts degree takes a minimum of three or four years (90–120 credits) of full-time study, depending on your academic background.
- 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)
Minimum cut-off averages and course requirements
- Quebec CEGEP: 20
- High School: C+
- International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma: 26
- Baccalauréat français: 11
- British system of education (GCE):
- A-levels: At least two A-level exams CD or
- AS-levels: At least 4 AS-level exams with equivalent results or
- BTEC: Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in a related subject area with equivalent results
- Additional information for British System of Education (GCE) applicants
- University Transfers (internal/external): C
- Honours (internal transfers only): B+
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Certain programs have extended their deadlines. Please check program availability.
Admission to this program is only available for the Fall Term.
We reserve the right to close admission to a program at any time after the official deadline without prior notice.
Sample classes include:
- Heroic Epics of Greece and Rome
- History of the Roman Empire
- Archaeology of the Greek Bronze Age
- Representations of Women in Ancient Greece and Rome
- Ancient Greek or Latin, from introductory to advanced levels
Consult the undergraduate calendar for a complete list of current courses.
Find out about all of the awards that the department offers.
Learn more about these other awards
- Undergraduate In-Course Scholarships & Awards Program
- Financial support and awards can be found on the Financial Aid & Awards Office website
- Scholarships, awards, and competitions from the Classical Association of Canada (CAC)
Concordia International, in collaboration with the various faculties and the School of Graduate Studies, administers student exchange and internships with Concordia's partner universities and other institutions of higher learning around the world. This exchange enhances relationships between the people and cultures of different countries and promotes international education.
Participating students remain registered at Concordia University and spend from one term to one academic year taking courses, doing research, or participating in an internship program. For complete details, please see the Undergraduate Calendar.
Exchange programs can take several forms, including:
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:
- Graduate school
- Museums, archives and libraries
- Diplomatic positions
- Journalism and publishing
- Professional writing