Bachelor's–Accelerated Master's Degree Program(s)

The bachelor's–accelerated master's (BAM) degree program options offer currently enrolled CU Boulder undergraduate students the opportunity to receive a bachelor's and master's degree in a shorter period of time. Students receive the bachelor's degree first, but begin taking graduate coursework as undergraduates (typically in their senior year).

Because some courses are allowed to double count for both the bachelor's and the master's degrees, students receive a master's degree in less time and at a lower cost than if they were to enroll in a stand-alone master's degree program after completion of their baccalaureate degree. In addition, staying at CU Boulder to pursue a bachelor's–accelerated master's program enables students to continue working with their established faculty mentors.

BA and MA in Classics

The five-year BAM degree program in Classics is designed for students who have taken courses in Latin or Greek at the 3000-level or above by the first semester of their sophomore year. The five-year degree combines the BA in Greek and/or Latin Language and Literature with the MA in Classics with a concentration in Greek or Latin (Plan I or Plan II). Students with strong research interests may be able to complete the BA with honors or the MA with a concentration in Greek or Latin (Plan I).

Admissions Requirements

In order to gain admission by application in the second semester of the sophomore year to the BAM program named above, a student must meet the following criteria:

  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Have completed a minimum of 60 credit hours of coursework
  • If a transfer student, have completed a minimum of 24 credit hours at CU Boulder

The Department of Classics requires additional materials to evaluate the applicant's suitability for the program, including having earned a grade of B or higher in Latin and/or Greek courses at the 3000-level or above, transcript(s) and a list of three Classics professors who can attest to the applicant's abilities, as well as meetings with the Associate Chairs for Undergraduate and Graduate Studies.