Department of ClassicsUniversity of Cincinnati
Department of Classics

What exactly is the difference between a major (or minor) in Classics and one in Classical Civilization?

The primary difference between the two major tracks is the amount of work the student will invest in the ancient languages, Greek or Latin. Classics majors are required to take at least 38 credits in Greek and Latin (Latin at or above the 3000 level), while Classical Civilization majors must complete at least 6 hours of Latin or Greek at or above the 3000 level. The Classical Civilization majors may focus their attention more on ancient history and archaeology. Both majors are required to complete a capstone project in the senior year. Students pursuing the Classics track who start with no Latin experience are advised to take the intensive beginning Latin sequence (LATN 1001-2) rather than the beginning and intermediate sequence (LATN 1011-12 and 2011-2012).