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Classics, B.A.

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  • 48 months
University rank #157 (WUR) South Bend, IN, United States
The Department of Classics studies Greco-Roman Civilization from the Late Bronze Age to the disintegration of the Roman Empire and provides instruction in the ancient Greek and Latin languages, Greek and Roman literature, and the history, art, religion, philosophy, and archaeology of the Greco-Roman world. 
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Homer's Greece and Plato's Athens, Cicero's Rome, Vergil's Italy, and Augustine's Africa can be explored in two major courses of study and a variety of minor options.

Greek & Latin

Much can be learned from the texts of the GrecoRoman world in translation. More still can be gained from reading them in Latin and Greek. Even short exposure to these languages provides powerful tools for analyzing the original texts. With advanced study students enjoy unmediated contact with the writers of Greco-Roman antiquity. For these students the appreciation of a phrase in a letter of St. Paul, of an effect in a passage of Vergil, or of an important nuance in a dialogue of Plato are everyday experiences.

Classics Civilization

A broad survey of the literature and culture of Greece and Rome is provided by the Classical Civilizations Major. The Major in Classics adds a close study of the ancient languages.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • History of Ancient Greece
  • History of Ancient Rome
  • ancient archaeology
  • ancient literature

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions must have allof the following items before beginning the application review:

  • The Notre Dame Writing Supplement via the Common Application or Coalition Application.
  • Official results of your ACT or SAT assessment scores
  • Official results of the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic, if applicable
  • Official high school transcripts or record of academic achievement in secondary school
  • A letter of evaluation from a high school teacher in a core academic subject area who knows you well
  • A non-refundable application fee of $75
  • A completed Certification of Finances plus financial documentation verifying the totals on the Certification of Finances
  • A copy of your passport

Tuition Fee

  • International

    51505 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 51505 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    51505 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 51505 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for South Bend

  • 885 - 1440 USD/month
    Living Costs

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