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Classics: Classical Civilization Emphasis

Bachelor of Arts

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The Department of Classics offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Classical Civilization. The program of study includes courses chosen from the Greek (modern or ancient) or Latin language; art and archaeology; literature, studied in the original language or in translation; and the classical tradition and heritage of the Mediterranean civilizations. Students may participate in excavations, travel, or study abroad programs in Egypt, Greece, and Italy. The Department also offers museum internship opportunities.  In addition, a number of courses offered in the Department of Classics are cross listed and may be used toward a major or minor in other undergraduate programs.

Major Details

College: College of Humanities
Admissions Requirements:

No Additional Requirements

Math Required:


    This strand involves the general understanding and appreciation of how mathematics is used to solve problems in everyday life. The G-strand does not prepare a student for any further work grounded in mathematics and assumes the student will not proceed beyond the basic Foundations level noted above. Thus only those students whose major requires the most general knowledge of mathematics should take this strand.
Second Language Required:

4 Semesters

  • Scoring the equivalent of fourth-semester skill level on an entrance or placement examination administered by The University of Arizona.
  • Completion of a two-course sequence beyond the second semester of post-secondary language instruction.
  • Completion with a C or higher of a 300- or 400-level language course at the post-secondary level.
  • Completion of one course beyond the third semester in combination with an AP (Advanced Placement) score, IB (International Baccalaureate) score or a CLEP (College Level Entrance Program) score determined by the individual language department.
  • An AP, IB, or CLEP language score determined by individual language departments.
  • A minimum of one semester study abroad in a language program approved by the appropriate language department as the equivalent of fourth-semester skill level.
4 Semesters
Fees: No
Pre-Major: No
Available at:
  • Main Campus

Four-Year Plan

Archived plans are available on Degree Search 2011-2016 for many degree plans. These are sample plans. Please work with your academic advisor for more specific and up-to-date requirements.

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UA Course Requirements Units
1st Semester
ENGL 101 First Year Composition 3
LAT 101 or GRK 101 4
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
2nd Semester
ENGL 102 First Year Composition 3
LAT 102 or GRK 102 4
MATH 105 Mathematics in Modern Society 3
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
3rd Semester
LAT 201 or GRK 201 4
Tier I General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3
CLAS 250A Classical Literature in Translation 3
4th Semester
LAT 202 or GRK 202 4
Tier II General Education 3
CLAS 250B Classical Literature in Translation 3
Elective 3
5th Semester
Upper Division Major Course 3
Upper Division Major Course 3
Elective 3
Minor 3
Elective 3
6th Semester
Upper Division Major Course 3
Upper Division Major Course 3
Minor 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
7th Semester
Upper Division Major Course 3
Minor 3
Minor 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Major Elective 3
8th Semester
Upper Division Major Course 3
Major Elective 3
Minor 3
Minor 3
Elective 3

AZ Transfer Pathways

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  • All posted Pathways (except for Bachelor of Applied Science Pathways) fulfill an AGEC and most also fulfill an Associate Degree
  • Following a Pathway does not guarantee admission to the UA nor admission to a college/major/program at the UA
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  • Pathways are subject to change at any time

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Career Planning

The knowledge of languages, arts and literature, research methods, history, government, geography, and human behavior gained from a major in Classics forms a strong foundation for many careers. Graduates in Classics can pursue careers in teaching, historical preservation, archaeological research, the arts, government, communications, and nonprofit work.  Classics is also useful in preparation for law school, medical school, architecture school, and graduate study in languages, literature, education, archeology, and many more fields.Students may also earn Secondary School Latin Teaching Certification, or may choose to pursue a second major in a closely related field, e.g. anthropology, history, philosophy.Classics, like most majors, teaches content and skills that can be applied to a wide variety of career fields. This major does not restrict you to a specific field. Following are career fields that may most closely relate to this major.

Potential Career Areas

  • Teaching
  • Translation
  • Communications
  • Museum curating
  • Archiving
  • Research
  • Outreach
  • Art purchasing
  • Law
  • Linguistics

Sample Employers

  • Colleges and universities
  • Schools
  • Museums
  • Historical societies
  • Theatre companies
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Magazines and media
  • Legal firms

Sample Job Titles and National Salary Range

Job Title Salary Range
Historic Preservationist $25,670 - $54,530
Foreign Language Teacher $17,700 - $29,800
Translator/Interpreter $22,900 - $43,300
Archeologist $31,300 - $54,200
Curator $27,600 - $48,400
Archivist $25,500 - $45,200
Foreign Language/Literature Instructor $33,800 - $59,100
Museum Technician $24,400 - $47,300