Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog

Classics BA - Classical Civilizations 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 - Classical Civilizations 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 either a major or a minor.

Required Courses

Greek or Latin language through the 200 level (GR 101, GR 102, GR 201, GR 202; OR LAT 101, LAT 102, LAT 201, LAT 202)

One course in each of the following areas:

  • Ancient Literature in Translation
  • Ancient Art or Archaeology
  • The Classical tradition in later societies

CL 222 Greek Civilization
CL 223 Roman Civilization
CL 494 Classics Capstone

Three 300-400 level Classics courses, or approved 300-400 level courses in other departments.

Total Credit Hours Required

Credits Required for Major37
Additional Credits Required for UB Curriculum35
Additional Credits Required for Electives48
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 09:19:05 AM