Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog

Classics - About The Program

About Our Degrees

Acceptance Criteria
Minimum GPA of 2.0 overall.
Only courses at the 200-level or above may be used to satisfy requirements.

Acceptance Information
Deadlines: Rolling
Number of applicants/year: 15
Number of accepted majors/year: 15
Total number of majors currently enrolled: 30

There are no prerequisites for admission.

The department offers minors in Greek, Latin, and in all the same concentrations as its bachelor's degree program. A minimum GPA of 2.0 overall is required, as are 18 credit hours of work in approved classics courses. Course-work in Greek and Latin (4 semesters in either language) is required only for the language-oriented minors. Students should consult with the Chair or Director of Undergraduate Studies to create a balanced program of study for the minor.

Degree Requirements
Please see Degrees and Policies.

About Our Courses

Suggested Introductory Courses

The typical class size for:

Freshman/introductory courses is: 30 - 35
Sophomore/intermediate courses is: 20 - 25
Upper level/advanced courses is: 20 - 25

In the Department of Classics, what do teaching assistants (TA's) do?

TA's teach elementary Latin and some intermediate and elementary classical civilization courses.

For course descriptions, please see Courses.

About Our Faculty

Rated nineteenth in the country in a recent survey of classics departments, the UB Department of Classics faculty regularly devotes some or all of their time to undergraduate teaching. Among them is the holder of the Andrew V.V. Raymond Professorship in Classics and past winners of the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching. Members of the faculty have also held the office of President in both the American Philological Association and the Archaeological Institute of America, the two primary professional organizations for classicists in North America. The department also serves as home to the journal Arethusa, an internationally recognized periodical devoted to the publication of scholarship in classical studies. Other editorial affiliations by members of the faculty have included positions with American Journal of Archaeology and Classical World.

Please visit our department website for additional information about our faculty.

Practical Experience and Special Academic Opportunities

Undergraduate Research and Practical Experience

Study Abroad
The Classics department provides opportunities for majors and minors to participate in archaeological field projects in Italy, Greece, Turkey, and Israel, and facilitates the placing of majors and minors in study abroad programs in Italy, Greece, and Israel.

Opportunities for summer archaeological work exist in the Americas, Europe, North Africa and the Near East.

Honors, Awards, and Scholarships

Honors Program
An honors program is available for outstanding students, involving special faculty supervision of an honors project.

Annual Classics Prize for Outstanding Graduating Senior

Extracurricular Activities

See the UB Student Association.

Complementary Programs and Courses

Minors that Complement Classics

Links to Further Information About this Program

Last updated: February 22 2022 21:08:39