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Classics, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #901 (ARWU) North Adams, MA, United States
The Classics program at Williams College is  a rich and varied field in which every aspect of ancient Greek and Roman life is considered worthy of study. Students can benefit from advice on courses offered in other departments which would complement their particular interests in Classics.
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A student may pursue both Greek and Roman studies or focus on one culture alone. Some students design a major program in which a particular approach predominates (literary or historical, for instance) while, for many, a chief attraction of Classics is its interdisciplinary character. There are two routes through the Classics major, the Language Route and the Civilization Route (see below).

Majors and prospective majors should consult with the department’s chair, who is the formal adviser for every Classics major, and with other faculty in the department to ensure a well-balanced and comprehensive selection of Classics courses appropriate to their individual interests. 


Students considering Study Away either in the junior year or in the summer should consult with Classics faculty as early as possible, both to learn about programs and financial aid opportunities and for advice on choosing courses at Williams that will best prepare them for the programs that interest them. Students interested in Graduate Study or Teaching should also consult with Classics faculty as early as possible.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Roman Literature: Foundations and Empire
  • History of the Book
  • History of Ancient Greek Philosophy
  • Ancient Wisdom Literature
  • From Adam to Noah: Literary Imagination and the Primeval History in Genesis
  • Ancient Greek Religion
  • The New Testament: Purpose, History and Method
  • Greek Art and Myth
  • Body of Evidence: Greek Sculpture and the Human Figure

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Common Application, Coalition Application, or QuestBridge Application
  • Early Decision Agreement Form (Early Decision applicants ONLY)
  • SAT or ACT
  • School Report
  • Counselor Recommendation
  • Two Teacher Recommendations

Tuition Fee

  • International

    56970 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 56970 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    56970 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 56970 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for North Adams

  • 876 - 1820 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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