Classics and classical archaeology explore the worlds of ancient Greece and Rome in order to better understand the origins of many contemporary artistic and literary traditions and social institutions.

In the Department of Classics and Archaeology, we examine ancient languages, history, art and archaeology in ways that allow you to engage with the ancient world on many levels.

Our extensive experiential opportunities range from the preparation of ancient feasts to curatorial and archaeological experiences at Brock and overseas. In the summer, we offer courses on archaeological excavations and study tours in the Mediterranean region to explore ancient art and culture directly.

You may choose to specialize in one of the following areas:

Ancient Art and Archaeology examines the culture of the ancient Mediterranean from the perspectives of anthropological archaeology and art history.

Classical Civilization is an option for those interested in creating their own customized program of study in Classics. Courses in ancient Greek and Latin language are not required.

Greek and Roman Studies combines the study of Greek and Roman history, art, religion and literature-in-translation.

  • BA in Classics
  • Minor in Classics

Expected cut-off: mid 70s

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Career outcomes

  • Archaeology
  • Museum and cultural heritage
  • Journalism
  • Tourism
  • Library and information science
  • Lawyer

Prerequisite requirements

  • English (ENG4U)

Recommended subjects

  • One from 4U history, 4U philosophy, 4U classical studies, or 4U international language.