Track II: Classical Studies

The major in Classical Studies provides a highly flexible framework for the study of classical antiquity. You need to take:

At least 18 credits must be upper-division, and you must maintain at least a 2.0 GPA.

Approved courses are:

  • All GREK courses (Greek)
  • All LATN courses (Latin)
  • All CLAS courses (Literature, Culture, Thought; Ancient History; Art & Archaeology; Honors Thesis)
  • All classes a student takes in another department that are cross-listed with CLAS
  • ARTH 4929 and 4939, when taught in conjunction as an Art Museums Internships course
  • PHIL 3000

If you are taking a different class in another department that you think might pertain to your Classics major and wish to have count toward the major in place of one of the approved courses listed above, please bring that course to the attention of the Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies in Classics. Substitutions may be possible!

Please note:

  • Be sure to talk with one or more faculty members to gain specific advice on how best to structure your undergraduate coursework to help you with your future plans (possibilities include Classics graduate school, Philosophy, History, Archaeology, Art History, Law school, Medical school, Business, Communication or Media Studies, Information and Library Sciences, Museums, Politics, Architecture, Archives, Cultural heritage management, and more! Come talk to us. We are here to help you!).
  • If you wish to pursue graduate work in Classics/Ancient History/Classical Art & Archaeology, you should plan on taking both Greek and Latin. Please talk to one or more faculty members for specific advice in tailoring your undergraduate major to help you best achieve your future goals!
  • Once you begin taking upper-division classes in Greek and/or Latin (3000- or 4000-level), you may not return to take lower-division classes in that language.​

For more information about CU-Boulder requirements and the Classics Major, please click here.

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