This information is part of the Colgate University catalog, 2023-24.

Major Requirements

The specific requirements for The Classics major are:

GPA Requirement

No departmental course with a grade of less than C– is credited toward a major. For graduation, the minimum GPA required in courses counting toward a major is 2.00 (C). All departmental courses taken are used to calculate the major GPA for the classics.

Honors and High Honors

Students interested in pursuing honors can find the additional requirements on the  department page.

  • CLAS 401 - Senior Seminar in the Classics
  • Eight courses in Greek and Latin, at least six of which must be at the 300 level or higher
  • Students must demonstrate proficiency in both languages by taking at least two 300-level courses in each language.
  •  Majors in the Classics are encouraged to take at least two CLAS courses. Majors are also encouraged to take at least one 400-level Latin seminar, and those intending to pursue graduate study should do so by the fall of their senior year.

Classics Department

For more information about the department, including Faculty, transfer credit, awards, etc., please visit the  catalog page.