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Classics, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #401 (ARWU) Norman, OK, United States
A degree in Classics  from University of Oklahoma will acquaint students with the major languages, the chief literary figures, and the cultures of ancient Greece and Rome
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In addition to their study of these ancient civilizations, classics majors also learn about the important role that the classical tradition has played in shaping the literature, arts, and general culture of Western civilization. Through its focus on the classical world, the program gives particular attention to the skills necessary for success in the information age: oral and written communication, independent and critical thinking, and the management and evaluation of information.Students in classics study the languages, literatures, culture, and history of ancient Greece and Rome. We offer undergraduate majors in classical studies, classical languages, and Latin. Students can also minor in classical culture, Greek, or Latin.Students also have the opportunity to participate in archaeological excavations at various sites in the Mediterranean region under the auspices of the Center for Classical Archaeology and Civilizations, which is housed in the Department of Classics and Letters.

Recent graduates have pursued advanced degrees in classics at the University of Iowa, the University of Virginia, the University of Missouri, the University of Buffalo, and Cambridge University. The classics major also provides excellent preparation for law, medicine, and religious ministry. Our graduates have followed a staggering variety of career paths.

So, what's my degree?

A classics student graduates with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Minors in classics, Greek, and Latin are also available.

Classics from University of Oklahoma students typically have interests in:

  • Archaeology
  • Art and Art History
  • History
  • Language
  • Law
  • Literature
  • Medicine
  • Mythology
  • Philosophy
  • Religious studies

What kind of career could I pursue?

  • Historical societies
  • Publishing companies
  • Educational institutions
  • Research institutions
  • Film companies
  • Insurance
  • Banking
  • Finance
  • Accounting
  • Government agencies
  • 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

Classics courses include:

  • The Rise & Fall of Ancient Greece
  • The Rise & Fall of Ancient Rome
  • Classical Mythology
  • Classical Archaeology 
  • Beginning Latin
  • Beginning Greek
  • Gods and Heroes in Art
  • Classical Mythology
  • Medical Vocabulary
  • Law and Justice (taught by the University Provost)
  • Gladiators, Sports, Spectacles: Violent Entertainment in Ancient Rome 

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.

General Requirements

  • Submit either the OU Application, Common Application, or Coalition Application. This includes a $40, non-refundable application fee for domestic applicants.
  • Official high school transcript that reflects at least six semesters of work completed and includes your GPA computed on an unweighted 4.0 scale and your class rank
  • Official test scores to us through ACT and/or The College Board. Your test scores may also be included on your official high school transcript
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Official copies of any AP or CLEP test scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28500 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    27727 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27727 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    12346 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12346 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Norman

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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