Bachelor of Arts in Classics
Immerse yourself in the past, and explore the civilizations that helped shape our world today with the Bachelor of Arts in Classics in the College of Liberal Arts at Temple University. This 123-credit undergraduate degree program emphasizes the study of the cultures and languages of two major civilizations of the ancient Mediterranean world.
As a student in the Classics Major, you’ll delve into the spoken and written word of ancient civilizations with the Classical Languages and Literature concentration, or broaden your understanding of the cultural, political and social conditions of Ancient Greek and Roman society with the Classical Civilizations concentration. Familiarize yourself with the ways in which people communicated and conducted themselves, their businesses, and their faith and family life. You’ll learn about the pioneers of human discovery who answered some of the biggest questions of their time and developed groundbreaking innovations, and whose stories still resonate today.
The Classics BA degree program’s interdisciplinary curriculum invites students to take a holistic approach to learning by covering several areas of study, including art, history, languages, literature and philosophy. In addition to curriculum requirements, students are encouraged to conduct research alongside faculty who are at the forefront of their fields and study away in the very places on which coursework subjects are focused.
The strong liberal arts foundation students build in this degree program is invaluable for future careers in many organizations and industries, including academics, cultural institutions, government agencies or the social sciences.