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Classics, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Studying Ancient Greek and Roman civilizations at Saint Mary's University can reveal the answers to some of society’s modern challenges. Classics is the study of the ancient Mediterranean world. It is one of the core topics in the humanities, providing students with a broad perspective on the origins of western literature, art, architecture, philosophy, and religion.


Why study Classics at Saint Mary’s?

Develop insight into what it means to be human within the context of ancient Greek, Roman and Near Eastern societies. In studying the classics, you will also develop valuable critical thinking and writing skills. The Classics program at Saint Mary’s University focuses on elements of the social history, archaeology, art, and architecture of ancient Greece and Rome.

Hands on learning

In Classics, you’ll have the chance to participate in a field school, held at the Roman imperial villa site of San Felice (Puglia), Italy. Get first-hand insight into the nature of imperial landholdings in south Italy, including issues related to commerce and slavery, and the process of cultural changes. You’ll take part in an archaeological research project and learn field and laboratory techniques including excavation, field survey, and artifacts processing, environmental archaeology, photography, drawing, and artifact analysis.

Future career opportunities:

Many Classics students go on to fulfilling careers in law, museum studies, education, management, publishing, journalism, or archaeology. Here are some examples of future career opportunities:

  • Archeologist
  • Journalist
  • Archivist
  • Writer
  • Art critic
  • Teacher
  • Lawyer

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Ancient Civilizations of Greece and Rome
  • An Introduction to Greek Art and Archaeology
  • Bloody Caesars: Roman History II
  • Greek History I: I: From Minos to the Medes
  • A Survey of Roman Art and Archaeology
  • Pompeii

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • 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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    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. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • 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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Academic Requirements

  • Application Fee:  $40 (CAD) credit card only 
  • Applicants should ask their high school to submit official transcripts of final grades. Applicants who have completed courses at another post-secondary educational institution must request an official transcript be sent to Saint Mary’s University
  • Students may be admitted if they have completed the International Baccalaureate Diploma with a total score of 24 points and a minimum grade of 3 in required courses 
  • Scores from an English language proficiency test.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1727 CAD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1727 CAD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    836 CAD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 836 CAD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    708 CAD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 708 CAD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Halifax

  • 1235 - 1960 CAD/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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