International Letters and Cultures (Classical Civilization), BA
Classics is a transdisciplinary field that includes the study of the literature, art, history and philosophy of the ancient Greeks and Romans, subjects which fueled the Renaissance and have provided an intellectual foundation for innovative and influential people ever since.
ASU's BA program in international letters and cultures with a concentration in classical civilization provides a thorough grounding in the culture and history of the ancient Greeks or Romans while allowing students to satisfy their language requirement. The program begins with two cores: an introduction to ancient Greek and Roman literature (read in English translation) and knowledge of ancient history. With that basis, students are allowed to build a program to meet their needs and interests. Among the variety of topics students pursue are:
- ancient history, war, politics and economics
- archaeology of the ancient Mediterranean world
- art and architecture of the ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans
- mythology and religious practices of the Greeks and Romans
- significant figures such as Plato, Aristotle and Lucretius
- use of the classics in today's film, books and other media
In addition to the guidelines in the Concurrent Program Options section below, students interested in pursuing concurrent or second baccalaureate degrees in The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are advised to visit the college's website for more information and requirements.
All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.
ASU is committed to helping students thrive by offering tools that allow personalization of the transfer path to ASU. Students may use the Transfer Map search to outline a list of recommended courses to take prior to transfer.
ASU has transfer partnerships in Arizona and across the country to create a simplified transfer experience for students. These pathway programs include exclusive benefits, tools and resources, and help students save time and money in their college journey. Students may learn more about these programs by visiting the admission site: https://admission.asu.edu/transfer/pathway-programs.
Change of Major Requirements
A current ASU student has no additional requirements for changing majors.
Students should refer to https://changingmajors.asu.edu for information about how to change a major to this program.
Flexible Degree Options
Accelerated program options
This program allows students to obtain both a bachelor's and master's degree in as little as five years.
It is offered as an accelerated bachelor's and master's degree with:
Website | Locations: DTPHX,ONLNE
Acceptance to the graduate program requires a separate application. During their junior year, eligible students will be advised by their academic departments to apply.
College graduates with a degree in classical civilization have the valuable experience of studying a culture that is very different from the modern world yet lies at the root of it. This gives them a perspective that serves them well in a variety of disciplines. Classical civilization graduates may consider careers in:
- film, television or multimedia
- K-12 education
- public service
- writing and editing (fiction, journalism, technical writing)
Additional education may be required for some career fields.
Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
- Growth: 1%
- Median Salary*: 62360
- Growth: 3.1%
- Median Salary*: 64540
- Growth: 1.5%
- Median Salary*: 86280
Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
- Growth: 2.2%
- Median Salary*: 151030
Judicial Law Clerks
- Growth: 2.3%
- Median Salary*: 57490
Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
- Growth: 1.1%
- Median Salary*: 94990
Interpreters and Translators
- Growth: 4.3%
- Median Salary*: 53640
Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary
- Growth: 1.4%
- Median Salary*: 76030
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).
Students can walk the same steps as some of the most famous thinkers, historians and poets in history. Studying classical civilizations helps renew many of the ideas, languages and societies that have shaped the modern day. Ancient civilizations are brought to life when students see the connections between the past and present.
Each of the more than 300 Global Education program options available, whether in a foreign country, in the U.S. or online, provides an opportunity for students to develop a valuable skill set that can give them an advantage in their career and personal enrichment. Students build communication skills, are challenged to adapt and persevere, are exposed to differences across the world, and they increase their ability to work with diverse groups of people.
Accelerated bachelor's and master's degree programs are designed for high-achieving undergraduate students who want the opportunity to combine undergraduate coursework with graduate coursework to accelerate completion of their master's degree. These programs, featuring the same high-quality curriculum taught by ASU's world-renowned faculty, allow students to obtain both a bachelor's and a master's degree in as little as five years.
Accelerated bachelor's degree programs allow students to choose either a 2.5- or a 3-year path while participating in the same high-quality educational experience of a 4-year option. Students can opt to fast-track their studies after acceptance into a participating program by connecting with their academic advisor.