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Classical Civilization B.A.

Classical & Near Eastern Studies
College of Liberal Arts
  • Students will no longer be accepted into this program after Fall 2013. Program requirements below are for current students only.
  • Students who are interested in Classical Civilization should inquire about the new Classics major that is offered through the Department of Classical & Near Eastern Studies.
  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2018
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120
  • Required credits within the major: 36
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts
This interdisciplinary program encompasses the study of Greek and Roman cultures and their influence on Western civilization, and it encourages study of related or parallel cultures, such as those of Islam and the Indian subcontinent. It provides a comprehensive alternative to more specialized majors that focus primarily on one aspect, or subject matter of classical antiquity, and the spheres of its influence, such as art, archaeology, history, philosophy, literature, or a narrower span of historical periods. The program enables students to investigate classical civilization and its heritage from several perspectives and become acquainted with the aims and methods of several disciplines.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
General Requirements
All students in baccalaureate degree programs are required to complete general University and college requirements including writing and liberal education courses. For more information about University-wide requirements, see the liberal education requirements. Required courses for the major, minor or certificate in which a student receives a D grade (with or without plus or minus) do not count toward the major, minor or certificate (including transfer courses).
Program Requirements
Students are required to complete 4 semester(s) of Greek or Latin. with a grade of C-, or better, or S, or demonstrate proficiency in the language(s) as defined by the department or college.
Eight of the twelve approved courses (24 of 36 credits in the major) must be 3xxx or higher. Two of the courses must have the CLCV designator. All courses must be chosen in consultation with an adviser and approved by the department. Students may earn a B.A. or a minor in classical civilization, but not both. Beginning fall 2012, all incoming CLA freshman must complete the appropriate First Year Experience course sequence. Specific information about this collegiate requirement can be found at:
Language and Literature
Take three courses in the language and literature of the classical world.
Art, Art History, and Archaeology
Take three courses focusing on the art, art history, and archaeology of the classical world.
Thought and Religion
Take two courses on the thought and religions of the classical world.
Classical Traditions
Take two courses on classical traditions.
Take two to four related elective courses.
Senior Project
The senior project is defined by the student in consultation with an adviser. Students may register for one to three credits of directed study while working on the project, but they are not required to do so.
Senior Project
Program Sub-plans
A sub-plan is not required for this program.
Honors UHP
This is an honors sub-plan.
Students admitted to the University Honors Program (UHP) must fulfill UHP requirements, in addition to degree program requirements. Honors courses used to fulfill degree program requirements will also fulfill UHP requirements. Current departmental honors course offerings are listed at: Honors students complete an honors thesis project in the final year, most often in conjunction with an honors thesis course, or with an honors directed studies, or honors directed research course. Students select honors courses and plan for a thesis project in consultation with their UHP adviser and their departmental faculty adviser.
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