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Classics, B.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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The classics discipline engages the student and scholar in an investigation that is extraordinarily broad in range of subject and span of time. Students are immersed in the cultures and civilizations of the Mediterranean, from the prehistoric era to the fall of the Roman Empire in the fifth century.


The College believes that classics has a crucial role in the dialogue with other programs. To encourage those connections, faculty members are committed to an interdisciplinary model of inquiry so that subfields such as literature, philosophy, religion and archaeology are not divided, but work in concert.

This mode of instruction is central to a liberal arts curriculum and the development of active and critical thinking. Our mission finds specific resonance among majors within the program as well as students fulfilling general education or language proficiency requirements. Students who take Latin and Greek courses to fulfill a language requirement will develop a level of competency sufficient to read and appreciate the literature of the ancient world.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Rolling Admission after November 1 (decisions and financial aid notifications mailed on a rolling basis after December 17)
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • Classical Mythology 
  • Ancient Greece 
  • The Rise and Fall of the Roman Republic 
  • Society and Culture in the Roman Empire 
  • The Greek Novel: Text and Context 
  • Directed Study 
  • Gender and Sexuality in the Ancient Mediterranean 
  • The Later Roman Empire: Law, Religion, and Society 

                                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 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

                              • Completed application — Sweet Briar will accept either the Common Application or online application.
                              • Official transcripts of all academic work completed to date. 
                              • If applicable, a list of current (senior year) grades
                              • A general recommendation from either a high school guidance counselor or high school teacher which addresses the applicant’s interests, attitudes and academic abilities
                              • A standardized test is required. Sweet Briar accepts either the SAT or ACT. Official scores must be submitted directly to the College.
                              • A full credential evaluation from World Education Services (WES) of all non-U.S. high school and college transcripts
                              • College Board’s International Student Certification of Finances
                              • Tuition Fee

                                • International

                                  36520 USD/year
                                  Tuition Fee
                                  Based on the original amount of 36520 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
                                • National

                                  36520 USD/year
                                  Tuition Fee
                                  Based on the original amount of 36520 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
                                • In-State

                                  36520 USD/year
                                  Tuition Fee
                                  Based on the original amount of 36520 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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