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2023/2024 University Catalog 
2023/2024 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Classics, Emphasis in Classical Languages with Honors, B.A. in Liberal Arts and Sciences

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(SIMS Code: 111527)

All candidates for a degree in liberal arts and sciences must complete the graduation requirements listed in the section of this catalog on “Graduation Requirements .” No more than 48 units in classics courses can apply to the degree.

During their last semester, all seniors majoring in classics shall submit to the department a portfolio of their scholarly work that includes a 300-word summary of their study of the classics, the paper submitted for HUM 490 , and seminar presentation.

A minor is not required with this major.

Impacted Program

The classics major is an impacted program. To be admitted to the classics major, students must meet the following criteria:

  1. Complete preparation for the major;
  2. Complete a minimum of 60 transferable semester units;
  3. Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.

To complete the major, students must fulfill the degree requirements for the major described in the catalog in effect at the time they are accepted into the premajor at SDSU (assuming continuous enrollment).

Major Academic Plans (MAPs)

Visit for the recommended courses needed to fulfill your major requirements. The MAPs website was created to help students navigate the course requirements for their majors and to identify which General Education course will also fulfill a major preparation course requirement.

Emphasis in Classical Languages with Honors

Preparation for the Major

(20 units)

Language Requirement

Majors in Emphasis in Classical Languages with Honors require completion of six upper division units in Greek and six upper division units in Latin in addition to lower division prerequisites in Greek and Latin.

Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement

See “Graduation Requirements ” section for a complete listing of requirements.

International Experience

The department requires international experience for the emphasis in classical languages with honors. A student who has completed the Preparation for the Major may apply to the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome (ICCS) or an equivalent approved program in Greece or Italy for a semester abroad. Units taken during this semester abroad may apply toward the major if approved in advance by a department adviser.


A minimum of 30 upper division units to include

6-12 Units of Upper Division Greek

6-12 Units of Upper Division Latin

Three to Nine Units of Electives

Additional prerequisites may apply to upper division courses outside the department.

Three to nine units of electives in

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