Classics

Psychology (what is the psyche anyway?). Philosophy (what does it mean to be good? What about happy?). Politics (Democracy, Tyranny and resistance to inequality, Freedom). Provocative art (Music, Drama, Poetry).

All these burning contemporary questions have a rich history. The Classics allow you to investigate these topics and questions through the life and cultural expressions of ancient Greece and Rome and the broader Mediterranean world, and to use that past to open your mind to paving novel paths for a better and more just world.


First Semester Planning

We recommend that students register for approximately 15 credits each semester and no more than 16 credits in their first semester. Your schedule should be well-balanced and include coursework from a variety of subjects. A diverse schedule will help you begin your studies in potential majors and minors; explore a breadth of new knowledge across departments at Rutgers to meet SAS Core Curriculum learning goals; and survey broader academic interests through elective courses as you work to attain the required 120 degree credits for graduation.

Your schedule will look something like this:


Expository Writing or English course per placement results (3 credits)

Major Exploration course (3-4 credits)

Major or Minor Exploration course (3 credits)

Course beyond main academic interest, such as SAS Core or elective course (3 credits)

Course beyond main academic interest, such as SAS Core or elective course (3 credits)

 Byrne or First-Year Interest Group Seminar (FIGS) (1 credit) 

 Total Credits: 15-16

 

Additional information Beyond the Classroom

For your first semester, we want you to focus on selecting appropriate courses, begin to understand the expectations and rigor of college, and identify resources to help you succeed at Rutgers. But, we also know that it is important to provide information for future planning.

In addition to the information below, students interested in exploring possible career options may find this resource from the Office of Career Exploration and Success helpful - you'll find that a degree in this subject prepares you for a wide variety of career options!

At a Glance

Classics

Undergraduate Advisor
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Programs Offered:
Major in Classical Humanities
Major in Classics - Greek and Latin Option
Major in Classics - Greek Option
Major in Classics - Latin Option
Minor in Classical Humanities
Minor in Greek - Ancient
Minor in Latin

Location:
College Avenue Campus

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