The Department of Classics offers general, major, medial and minor concentrations leading to a BA or BAH degree with one of three foci: Classical Studies, Latin or Greek. The Department also offers a specialization program for students wishing extensive training in both Latin and Greek. Descriptions of all these degree plans can be found by following the links below.
Although it is possible for students to obtain a Classical Studies degree without taking Latin or Greek, the Department highly recommends that Classics students study at least one of the Classical languages. Students hoping to pursue graduate studies in Classics should take a minimum of two years of both languages. For students specifically interested in applying to Queen’s MA program, substantial experience in one language--3 years or more--and at least basic competence in the other--2 years—is expected. Please consult one of the Classics faculty members for more information on graduate school expectations.
Students hoping to get into a graduate school in an area related to archaeology should, while still an undergraduate, endeavour to participate in one of the departmental excavations or to obtain a transfer credit while participating on an excavation run by another university. Archaeologically-inclined students may also want to explore taking Anthropology or Cultural Resource Management courses from another university as transfer credits under the Arts and Science Letter of Permission option.