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Classics, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Kirksville, MO, United States
As a Classics major at Truman State University, you discover how the fascinating influences of ancient Greece and Rome prevail today. Cultivate your skills of inquiry, analysis, and communication through a combination of our rigorous curriculum and extensive research and study abroad opportunities.
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You might combine your classics major with English, history, or another foreign language and increase your marketability for teaching. If you’re pursuing a degree other than Classics, you can complement that major program with a classical studies, Ancient Greek or Latin minor.

An Extraordinary Breadth of View

Classics is a rich and varied field of study that draws together languages, literature, history, philosophy, art, and cultures of the ancient Greeks and Romans. You can choose to focus on both Greek and Latin languages in preparation for teaching or graduate school in classics, or you can emphasize culture courses on art, or history, or philosophy to complement another major. Few majors are so flexible.

Truman State University has resources to ensure your success, including a Language Learning Center where you have access to advanced language learning aids.  The Center for International Study Abroad provides unique learning opportunities; perhaps you’ll write a paper about a Greek temple, then travel to Greece and stand in the shadow of the temple.

Our graduates have gone on to careers in:

  • teaching
  • law school
  • medical school or other health professions
  • seminary

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:
  • Egyptian Art 
  • The Art of Greece and Rome
  • Greek Civilization
  • Roman Civilization
  • Greek and Roman Mythology
  • Women and Gender in Antiquity
  • Classical Rhetoric
  • Sacred Sites in Greece 
  • The Sacred Feminine: Goddesses and Mortal Women in Ancient Greece
  • Greek Epic Poetry 
  • Greek Drama and Lyric Poetry
  • Greek Prose
  • Hellenistic Greek Literature 
  • Ancient Greece 
  • Ancient Rome 
  • Readings in Latin Literature 
  • Vergil: Aenei
  • Readings in Post-Classical Latin
  • Survey of Latin Historians
  • Readings in Latin Poetry
  • Readings in Latin Drama
  • Latin Prose Composition 
  • Classical Greek Philosophy 
  • Understanding the New Testament 

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.

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    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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    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.

General Requirements

  • One Page Essay — This essay must be an original work on behalf of the applicant.
    • English Proficiency Test Score
    • Original or Certified Copies of Transcripts from High School (and any college or university you have attended)
    • Certificate of Financial Support
    • Original or Certified Copies of Bank Documents Indicating Sufficient Financial Support
    • Copy of Passport biographical information page

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15335 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15335 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    15335 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15335 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7975 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7975 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Kirksville

  • 800 - 1300 USD/month
    Living Costs

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