What is classics?
Classics is the study of the ancient Greek and Roman civilizations from which our own modern civilization has developed and by which our society continues to be conditioned. Students in classics study Greek and Roman societies in all their aspects including language, literature, history, philosopy, science and technology.
Classics at Memorial
Classics is the oldest academic discipline, with its traditions stretching back into antiquity itself. Modern western culture grows from these ancient roots, and knowledge of classical antiquity provides students with a broad cultural vocabulary, which helps them to understand western literature, laws and cultural institutions.
Sample courses and degree map
Degree maps are navigational tools, designed to help you make the right choices throughout your Bachelor of Arts degree. They cover information pertaining to your studies, provide study tips, career guidance, suggestions for involvement, advice on go abroad activities and on your well being.
A classics degree prepares students for a multitude of career options including:
- Museum worker
- Textual editor
Note: some of these careers may call for supplementary education or preparation in the form of graduate studies, experiential learning or professional courses and exams.
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Bachelor of Arts
Fall, winter and spring semesters
Applications are considered on a rolling basis. Students are encouraged to apply by:
- March 1 for fall admission
- Oct. 1 for winter admission
- Feb. 1 for spring admission