Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog

Classics BA - Ancient Greek Language and Literatures Concentration - Program Requirements


338 Millard Fillmore Academic Core, Ellicott Complex
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14261-0026
Brad Ault
David Teegarden
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Completing the Classics BA - Ancient Greek Language and Literatures Concentration Program

Academic Requirements

Minimum GPA of 2.0 overall.

Academic Advice

  • Only courses at the 200-level or above may be used to satisfy requirements.
  • A course of ancient literature in translation is any course that focuses on the literature of Greek, Roman or Near Eastern society but does not require it to be read in the original language. Examples include: CL 205 Heroes, CL 313 Classical Mythology, CL 315 Epic in Translation, CL 316 Greek Drama in Translation.
  • A course of classics in later tradition is any course, often offered in English, art history, political science or philosophy, that traces the legacy of the ancient world in later cultures. Examples include: ENG 375 Heaven, Hell, and Judgment; ENG 315 Milton; and PHI 366 Medieval Philosophy.
  • Students interested in concentrating in ancient religions should make an appointment to meet with the director of undergraduate studies to discuss a sequence of courses.

Transfer Credit Policy

The director of undergraduate studies determines on a case-by-case basis whether or not a course taken at another college or university will satisfy a requirement for the classics major at UB.

Prerequisite Courses

There are no prerequisite courses, but a student must have a grade point average of 2.0 to be accepted as a major or a minor.

Required Courses

CL 222 Greek Civilization
CL 223 Roman Civilization
Five courses in 200-400 level Greek
One course on Greek art or archaeology
Two 300-400 level Classics courses, or approved 300-400 level courses in other departments
CL 494 Classics Capstone

Total Credit Hours Required

Credits Required for Major33
Additional Credits Required for UB Curriculum44
Additional Credits Required for Electives43
Total Credits Required for Degree120

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite or major requirements.

Published: August 16, 2018 09:19:04 AM