• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #251 (WUR) Albuquerque, NM, United States
Whether you dream of reading Homer and Vergil in the original or want to understand how ancient Greece and Rome continue to exert a powerful influence upon contemporary culture, Classics offers a comprehensive program of classical languages, cultures and traditions with several options to choose from.
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The major in Classics has two concentrations: students who wish to engage in a variety of approaches and disciplines (such as History, Art History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies) choose the Civilization Concentration, while students whose main focus is to read classical works in the original Greek and Latin choose the Language Concentration.

There are also minors in Classical Studies, Greek, and Latin. 

Career Opportunities

Classical studies is particularly concerned with the ancient cultures of the Greeks and Romans – the Greek and Roman languages and literatures, art and material cultures, philosophy, history, political theory, law, and religion. Topics that concerned the ancient Greeks and Romans are still valuable to today’s society. 

These include the nature of fate, identity and gender, the individual and society, the nature of good and evil, the nature of truth and reality, the responsibility of the individual, the best form of government, definitions of justice and law, and the meaning of heroism. A concentration in classical studies helps prepare students who later want to pursue studies in medicine, law, government, and other professions. 

The study of classics is widely regarded as good preparation for those fields, and is especially good preparation for law school, since both law and classics emphasize careful reading and analysis of text. 

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
  • Elementary Latin
  • Freshman Academic Choice
  • Composition
  • Intermediate Latin
  • Advanced Latin

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

Curriculum should include the following courses:

  • English - 4 units with at least 1 composition course in the 11th or 12th grade.
  • Mathematics - 4 units: Typically college preparatory courses at the Algebra I content/skill level and higher. 
  • Social Science - 3 units: one unit should be U.S. History, other courses might include additional history courses, sociology and psychology.
  • Physical Science - 3 units: two courses should be laboratory science such as Biology, Chemistry or Physics. 
  • Foreign Language - 2 units of a single language other than English or demonstrated proficiency equal to a typical second level course.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    928 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 928 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    928 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 928 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    269 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 269 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Albuquerque

  • 870 - 1360 USD/month
    Living Costs

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