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College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Modern and Classical Language Studies
109 Satterfield Hall
The Bachelor of Arts in Classics consists of three concentrations; Greek, Latin and Classical Civilization.
As a foundational discipline in the Liberal Arts, Classics does not prepare you for one narrow path of employment. Rather, it develops effective communication and cognitive skills, and provides you with experience in analyzing and solving problems in a variety of contexts: historical, literary, philosophical, and aesthetic. Graduates with a Classics degree have gone on to careers in law, higher education, business, nonprofit, and politics. A Classics Baccalaureate degree also provides preparation for those wishing to pursue graduate study in a number of fields including Classical Philology, History, Literature, and Archaeology.
General Admissions for Freshman Students: Students most likely to be admitted and succeed at the Kent Campus are those who have graduated with at least 16 units of the recommended college preparatory curriculum in high school, who have achieved a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.5 or higher (on a 4.0 scale), and whose composite ACT score is 21 or better (980 combined critical reading and math SAT score). For more information on admissions, visit the admissions website for new freshmen.
Minimum 121 total credit hours and 42 upper-division hours for graduation. Minimum 2.000 GPA overall and 2.000 GPA in major required for graduation.
Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates of this program will be able to:
1. Demonstrate understandings of the Roman cultural context within which historical writings were produced, demonstrate the ability to distinguish between ancient and modern cultural values and to recognize historical biases, and demonstrate the ability to use primary source materials to better understand the culture of ancient Rome.
2. Be proficient in reading either Latin or Greek and will demonstrate general knowledge of the literature, history and culture of Classical civilization (Greece and Rome).
3. Demonstrate skills in Latin composition, Latin comprehension, the analysis of Latin literature, and understanding of the Roman cultural context within which literature was produced.
Study Abroad/Away Opportunities
There are many Study Abroad/Away Opportunities, for more information contact the Office of Global Education.
Classics Club; Eta Sigma Phi; Classics Honor Society
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