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Classics, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #901 (ARWU) New York City, NY, United States
The classics major at Union is very much a living and vital pursuit. Union excels at making connections among disciplines, and in many ways, classics is the original interdisciplinary studies program.

Overview

At Union, you will explore in depth the extraordinary civilizations of the ancient near east, Greece, and Rome – their art, architecture, economics, history, languages, law, literature, mythology, philosophy, politics, religion and science. In contrast to more traditional programs, many of your courses will go beyond the "classical" realm to explore such other ancient civilizations as Sumerian and Babylonian, Egyptian, Hebrew, Hittite and Persian.

Students can undertake coursework in the ancient languages (Greek, Biblical Hebrew and Latin), leading to study of ancient texts in the original language, with opportunities to minor in Greek, Latin, and classical civilization. Your courses also provide the basis for majors and minors in religious studies and numerous other interdisciplinary options. Recent interdisciplinary majors have combined classics with such fields as biology , computer science, economics, English, French, history, mathematics and philosophy.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • The History of Greece to the Death of Alexander the Great
  • The Rise of the Roman Republic
  • Classical Art and Architecture

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Apply online using the Common Application or the Coalition Application.
  • It is recommended that the SAT I or the ACT be submitted by all international applicants.
  • TOEFL or IELTS is required if English is not your first language.
  • Interviews are required for all Chinese citizens and are recommended for all applicants.
  • CSS Profile and Financial Forms are required for all those applying for need-based financial aid.
  • Other requirements: Essay (part of the online application), Official Secondary School Transcripts/Exam Scores, Teacher and Counselor Recommendation Letters.
  • Early Decision applicants must also submit the Early Decision Agreement. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    66609 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 66609 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    66609 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 66609 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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