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Classical Studies, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #198 (WUR) Washington, D. C., DC, United States
Students encounter the ideas of ancient thinkers, study ancient history on the Acropolis in Athens, learn about the rise and fall of the Roman Empire and follow the adventures of the gods in mythology.The Classical Studies program is offered at George Washington University.
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Many students select a double major or minor in archaeology, anthropology, English, biology (for pre-med) or history or political science (for pre-law).

Students are immersed in a variety of fields including Greek and Latin languages, ancient history, classical drama and mythology, and the influence of classical civilization on the modern world, especially in art, architecture and political and legal institutions. Students gain important analytical skills, such as critical thinking, persuasive writing and visual literacy.

What can I do in the Classical Studies field?

A George Washington University degree in Classical Studies paves the way for careers in teaching, archaeology, museum work, publishing and library science. Learning Latin or Greek provides a powerful template for improving writing and mastering modern languages, in addition to being useful in medicine and law.

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 Included:
  • Dean's Seminar.
  • Ancient Medicine and Modern Medical Terms.
  • Special Topics.
  • Mythology of the Classical World.
  • Greek and Roman Drama.
  • History of Ancient Greece.
  • The Roman World to 337 A.D.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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.

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General Requirements

  • Common Application
  • Financial Certificate
  • Photocopy of your Passport
  • International Credentials
  • Letters of Recommendation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    58550 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 58550 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    58550 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 58550 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Washington, D. C.

  • 1705 - 2980 USD/month
    Living Costs

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