Programs offered
  • Classics (major and minor)

When you major or minor in Classics in SPU’s Department of Languages, Cultures, and Linguistics, you will be provided with preparation for any of the liberal arts, as well as enrichment for personal satisfaction.

If you are interested in pre-law, pre-medicine, pre-seminary, education, or any of the sciences, or if you are a Business major aspiring to management, you are encouraged to consider the Classics offerings as electives. The relatively small size of this major also lends itself well to pursuing a double major.

Find out more about this program’s mission, vision, and learning outcomes.

Classics (BA)

  • A minimum 51–52 credits are required for this major, including 25 upper-division credits.
  • You will choose one of two emphases in this major: cultural or language.
  • You must complete the degree requirements in effect when you are admitted to the major.
  • Consider a double major:  Classics and a major in another discipline.
  • A Senior paper is required and is to be presented in conjunction with the Capstone Seminar.

Classics minor


  • A minimum 33 credits are required for this minor, including 15 upper-division credits.
  • The Classics minor includes 10 credits of core courses and 23 credits from additional approved courses.

Apply for the major or minor

  • To apply for a major in Classics, you must have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA in all college work applicable to the BA degree, as well as a 2.5 GPA in 10 credits of coursework at SPU in Classics and/or Latin.
  • You may apply for a major or minor using the Major or Minor Application form
  • You must complete all major or minor requirements in effect when you are accepted to the degree program.

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Time Schedule: Classics

Course planning

Suggested course sequences help you complete your degree in a timely manner.

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