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Classical Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

Classical Studies from University of California, Santa Cruz program provides the nurturing atmosphere and personal attention associated with a small liberal arts college, in the context of a large university. 

Students work in small classes with a distinguished and dedicated teaching faculty and excellent fellow students. Classical Studies majors and minors are a group of dedicated students who enjoy a challenge and find their work demanding but rewarding. Public lectures, guest speakers, and frequent social events bring Classical Studies students and faculty together on a regular basis.

Careers

Classical Studies is a rigorous academic program that allows for the development of sharp analytical and critical thinking skills, along with a comprehensive understanding of language and an appreciation for art and culture. Research and writing skills are also paramount. Many of our students have gone on to pursue graduate degrees in Classical Studies and other related fields. The qualities required for success in our program, however, are also readily transferable to other careers. Recent graduates from our program have launched successful careers in many fields, including teaching, law and law enforcement, publishing, writing, and business.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Greek Drama
  • Greek Poetry
  • Prose Authors
  • Roman Poetry
  • Prose Authors
  • Cleopatra to Constantine: Greek and Roman Egypt
  • Women and Gender in Ancient Egypt
  • Temple and City: The Egyptian New Kingdom and the City of Thebes
  • When Cities Were New: the Rise of Urbanism in the Ancient Near East and Mediterranean
  • Athenian Democracy
  • Age of Augustus
  • Genesis: A History
  • City of Rome
  • Social World of Roman Palestine
  • Art of the Book in Western Europe 500-1600
  • Greek Myths Antiquity to the Present
  • Roman Eyes: Visual Culture and Power in the Ancient Roman World
  • Byzantine Visual Culture: Politics and Religion in the Empire of Constantinople, 330-1453 A. C
  • Constructing Cleopatra: Power, Sexuality, and Femininity Across the Ages
  • Ancient Literature in Cross-Cultural Perspective
  • Ancient Political Thought

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.4

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.4 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • You must achieve a minimum GPA of 3.00 in the "a–g" courses.
    • Non-residents must earn a minimum GPA of 3.40. 
    • Take the ACT Plus Writing or the SAT with Essay 
    • The ACT Assessment plus the ACT Writing Test  or the SAT with critical reading, mathematics, and writing scores from the same sitting. 
    • Proof of English Proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29754 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29754 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    29754 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29754 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    13989 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13989 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Santa Cruz

  • 1710 - 2560 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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