Honors in the Major


There are two majors, Classical Languages, which is centered on Latin and Greek, and Ancient Civilization, which is an interdisciplinary major not requiring these languages.

Students have the opportunity to graduate with honors in the major. Departmental honors students must maintain a g.p.a. of at least 3.50 in their first three years of classics courses. They must complete two consecutive courses in honors reading, earning 3 s.h. of credit for each course. Honors work may be done in a student’s fourth year, or spring of the third year and fall of the fourth year. The readings and discussions must be on an ancient author or a field in ancient history or literature chosen by the student and the instructor. At the end of the second semester, the student presents a substantial research project, which is evaluated for honors by two members of the department.

if you are interested in graduating with honors in the major, please contact Debra Trusty, Director of Undergraduate Studies.