History and Classics

BA Honors in Classics Requirements

Honors in Classical Studies

Students planning to apply for admission to the Honors program should consult BA Honors for admission requirements.

See BA (Honors) for Faculty regulations concerning the Honors program.

Honors in Classical Studies Requirements

Minimum ★60, maximum ★72 in GREEK, LATIN and CLASS, with at least ★6 at the 400-level.

Note: Students wishing to enter graduate study in Classical Studies should be aware that the minimum requirements for Honors in Classical Studies may not fully meet the entry requirements for certain graduate programs, particularly in the Classical languages.  It is therefore strongly advised that students consult the Honors Advisor as early as possible.

Minimum ★60, maximum ★72 in GREEK, LATIN and CLASS.

As the language component (total of ★12):

  • ★12 in GREEK or
  • ★12 in LATIN or
  • ★6 in GREEK and ★6 in LATIN

★6 from among

  • CLASS 102 - Greek and Roman Mythology
  • CLASS 103 - Introduction to Ancient Greece
  • CLASS 104 - Introduction to Ancient Rome
  • CLASS 110 - The Ancient World

★39 in

CLASS, GREEK, LATIN and/or HIST 324, with at least ★18 at the 300-level or above, including at least ★6 at the 400-level.

★3 Honors Essay

(one of)
  • CLASS 500 - Fourth-Year Honors Tutorial
  • GREEK 500 - Fourth-Year Honors Tutorial
  • LATIN 500 - Fourth-Year Honors Tutorial

Note: Students wishing to enter graduate study in Classical Studies are strongly advised to consult the Honors Advisor.

Promotion Requirements

Promotion from year to year requires a GPA of at least 3.0 with an average of at least 3.3 in all CLASS and GREEK and LATIN courses.

Graduation Requirements

Graduation with Honors in Classical Studies requires a graduation average of at least 3.0 with an average of at least 3.3 in all CLASS and GREEK and LATIN courses. Graduation with First Class Honors requires an average of at least 3.7 on all CLASS and GREEK and LATIN courses taken in the last two years and an average of 3.5 or better on all courses in the two final years (last ★60).

Combined Honors in Classics and Another Discipline

Students may pursue a Combined Honors program in Classics and another discipline. See here for the specific requirements of the Combined Honors program in History and Classics.

The common requirements in a Combined Honors program are the same as for other Honors programs (refer to BA (Honors)).

The requirement in Classics is a minimum of ★36 in CLASS and/or GREEK and/or LATIN, with at least ★18 at the 300-level or above, including at least ★6 at the 400-level. The Honors Essay (CLASS 500, GREEK 500, or LATIN 500) or a Combined Honors Essay, INT D 520, may be included for ★3 of the minimum ★36. Interested students must consult the Honors Advisor in Classics. Honors Advisors in both disciplines must be in agreement about the program. Students must satisfy Honors requirements for promotion and graduation in each discipline.

Promotion and Graduation Requirements

In a Combined Honors program, students must meet the promotion and graduation standards of each Department. The requirements in Classics are outlined above.