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Bachelor's degree
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University of Richmond

Program description


The field of classics is inherently multidisciplinary. In addition to language and literature, students study a range of subjects from history, politics, and religion to science, medicine and art. The study of classics enriches many other subjects and is considered an excellent foundation for a variety of postgraduate studies, including medicine and law.

By studying classics, you will gain an appreciation of the Greek and Roman worlds; you will also find that classics allows you to see connections between the ancient world and later times, even up to today.

Admission requirements

Candidates for admission must have a high school diploma (or recognized equivalent), and must have completed a minimum of 16 units of secondary school coursework. Minimum requirements include four units in English, three in college preparatory mathematics (including Algebra I, II, and Geometry), and at least two each in history, laboratory science, and a second language (two units of the same language, including American Sign Language).

International Admission Requirements

English Proficiency Policy

You can demonstrate English proficiency by:

  • Having been enrolled in an academically rigorous, English-medium secondary school for four years.
  • Obtaining a score of 660 or higher on the SAT evidence-based reading and writing section.
  • Obtaining a score of 28 or higher on the ACT English section.
  • Obtaining a score of 7.5 or higher on the IELTS.
  • Obtaining a grade of A or B in Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate or A-Level English course(s).

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

The Greek Major

  • Greek Art and Archaeology
  • The Classical Tradition (or approved CLSC substitute)
  • Classical Greece or Hellenistic Greece and Republican Rome or The Roman Empire
  • Major Seminar

Greek Courses

  • Elementary Greek
  • Intermediate Greek
  • Greek Epic
  • Greek Drama
  • Greek Historiography
  • Greek Philosophical Prose
  • Ancient Drama in Performance
  • Selected Topics
  • Summer Undergraduate Research
  • Major Seminar
  • Independent Study

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

The tuition fee for this program is $56,860 per year.


Skills You Will Gain as a Classical Studies Major

  • Understanding/interpreting other cultures
  • Clarifying others’ thoughts and ideas
  • Analyzing impact of events on society
  • Decision-making
  • Reading for tone, attitude, and hidden meaning
  • Developing sensitivity to cultural viewpoints
  • Seeing relationships between factors
  • Knowledge of how societies cope with change

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University of Richmond

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University of Richmond

410 Westhampton Way
23173 Richmond Virginia
United States of America

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