Undergraduate study in Classical Studies and Ancient History*

*Currently 'Classical Studies' and 'Ancient History' are two separate majors. 'Classical Studies and Ancient History' as a single major is subject to approval for 2019.

What you can study in Classical Studies and Ancient History

You can take first year courses on broad themes in classical literature and in ancient history. In later years there are more advanced courses on topics in Egyptian, Greek and Roman political, military and social history and culture, and ancient literature, philosophy and art.

You are not required to study ancient Greek or Latin language for the major in Classical Studies and Ancient History, but it is encouraged. Ancient Greek language and Latin are separate BA majors, while Egyptian language is an option at Stage II and III within Classical Studies and Ancient History. You can also count some Greek or Latin courses towards a Classical Studies and Ancient History major.

Structuring your major in Classical Studies and Ancient History

If you are beginning a BA in 2019

You can take a major in Classical Studies and Ancient History as one of your two BA majors (a double major), subject to approval. You will need to pass at least 120 points (eight courses) towards each of your majors, including at least 45 points (three courses) at Stage III.

If you began your BA in 2018

You can either complete the separate Ancient History and/or Classical Studies major(s) that you began in 2018, or complete the new combined Classical Studies and Ancient History major as one of your two BA majors, subject to approval.

You will need to pass at least 120 points (eight courses) towards each of your majors, including at least 45 points (three courses) at Stage III.

If you first enrolled in a BA prior to 2018

For a single major you must pass at least 135 points, including at least 60 points above Stage II.

For a double major you must pass at least 120 points in each of two majors, including at least 45 points above Stage II in each major.

For a BA minor you must pass at least 90 points, including at least 60 points above Stage I.

How to choose your courses

You can choose your courses from those listed in the BA schedule for Classical Studies and Ancient History. You must also meet any specific requirements indicated in the schedule.*

The BA schedule for Classical Studies and Ancient History will be available when it has been approved.

Scholarships and awards

Help and advice

For help with planning your degree and enrolling in your courses, please contact the Arts Students' Centre.

If you would like to find out more about studying Classical Studies and Ancient History, you can contact our Undergraduate Adviser.