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Classical Studies, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Davidson, NC, United States
Our classics department opens students' eyes to old ways of thinking and new thinking about old ways. We challenge students with a multidisciplinary approach to the ancient Greek and Roman worlds that rewards disciplined study and provides opportunities for creative thinking.
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Ancient visitors to the Delphic oracle saw the aphorism "know yourself" (????? ??????) inscribed on the wall of Apollo's temple. To know yourself as you really are involves not merely navel-gazing, but going outside yourself, putting yourself in other people's shoes, traveling to distant places—distant in time as well as space—and learning the languages and cultures of other peoples.

Classics, the study of the ancient Greek and Roman civilizations, has for centuries been the heart of a liberal arts education. You can pursue the major through courses in art history, history, language (ancient Greek and Latin), literature, philosophy, political science, and religion.

Extending far back in time and across so many fields of study, the classics majors promise an intellectual perspective that will inform and enrich the whole of your life's learning, at Davidson and beyond. You will learn to "know yourself."

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

  • The Ancient World
  • Greek Literature in Translation
  • Roman Literature in Translation
  • Greek Art and Archaeology
  • Roman Art and Archeology
  • Field School in Mediterranean Archaeology
  • Classical Mythology
  • Classics in the Cinema
  • Greek Sports and Athletic Festivals
  • Troy and the Trojan War
  • Greeks and Persians

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Applicants must complete secondary school graduation requirements and submit academic test scores before enrolling at Davidson.

Excluding consideration for exceptional circumstances, at least 16 high school units are required, although the average student accepted at Davidson has taken 20 units. These units should include:

  • Four units of English
  • Three units of mathematics
  • Two units of the same foreign language
  • Two units of science
  • Two units of history/social studies

Tuition Fee

  • International

    52991 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52991 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    52991 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52991 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Davidson

  • 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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