B.A. degree program in classics
HEGIS code 1504
NYS SED program code 02049

Program/Department Advisers

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These requirements will become effective as of Fall 2017 semester.
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Degree requirements (30-35 credits)
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Classics is a writing-intensive major.

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Option I: Concentration in Classical Languages
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The Language concentration is specially designed for students who wish to attend graduate school in classics, linguistics, or philosophy. It is also an excellent choice for those who plan to teach languages in high school, and for those who will pursue law or computer studies.
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Greek 2001, and 2002; or Greek 2019.
and Latin 2101, and 2102; or Latin 2119;

Greek 3011 and Greek 3012; or Latin 3111 and 3112. Students who take Greek 2019 or Latin 2119 are exempt from this requirement.

With the permission of the chairperson, students who have studied Greek or Latin before coming to Brooklyn College may substitute more advanced Greek, Latin or Classics classes for these introductory courses.

A minimum of 18 credits in Greek and Latin are required for this concentration.

Any additional three Classics or Greek or Latin courses numbered above 3000 and below 4000.

Any two Classics or Greek or Latin courses numbered above 4000.


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Option II: Concentration in Greek and Roman Culture
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The Culture concentration is for students who want to enter professional fields such as law, medicine, business, communications, etc. This is a good choice for students interested in a double major. Not intended for students planning to pursue graduate study in Classics.

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Greek 2001, and 2002; or Greek 2019;
or Latin 2101, and 2102; or Latin 2119;

With the permission of the chairperson, students who have studied Greek or Latin before coming to Brooklyn College may substitute more advanced Greek or Latin classes for these introductory courses.

A minimum of six credits in Greek and Latin are required for this concentration.

Any additional six Classics or Greek or Latin courses numbered above 3000 and below 4000. Classics 1110 and 2109 may be counted towards these six courses. Students who have taken Greek 2019 or Latin 2119 only need four additional courses.

Any two Classics or Greek or Latin courses numbered above 4000.


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Departmental Honors
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Students who wish to be considered for honors in Classics must meet the following requirements:
1)an average grade-point average of 3.6 or higher in all Classics courses, except Classics 1000, 1011, 1012, and 1110;
2)the successful completion of at least 3 credits of honors work
3)three semesters of Greek and/or Latin study at any level with an average grade of at least a B