International Letters and Cultures (Classical Civilization) (BA)
Accelerated Program

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 continued to provide 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
  • thought of figures such as Plato, Aristotle and Lucretius
  • use of the classics in today's film, books and other media

Degree Offered

International Letters and Cultures (Classical Civilization) (BA)
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All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.

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Career Outlook

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:

  • business
  • film, television or multimedia
  • K-12 education
  • law
  • public service
  • writing and editing (fiction, journalism, technical writing)

Additional education may be required for some career fields.

Example Careers

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:

Career*growth*median salary
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education3.8%$62,870
Intelligence Analysts1.1%$86,940
Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates3.4%$141,080
Judicial Law Clerks3.4%$57,510
Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers0.3%$97,520
Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators 7.7%$66,130
Interpreters and Translators 20%$52,330
Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 5.7%$69,920

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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