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.
Minors 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.
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.
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.
Awards Annual Classics Prize for Outstanding Graduating Senior