Classics

Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Degree(s): Bachelor of Arts
Campus: Fredericton

Travel back in time to ancient Greece and Rome by studying how art, architecture, mythology, history, science, philosophy, and the language of the time have shaped what we now understand as our modern Western world. Using literature and archeology as your guides, you’ll learn about ancient civilizations in a fresh and compelling way.

Why Classics at UNB?

At UNB, we offer two approaches to the study of classical antiquity. For students intending to pursue the study of ancient Greece and Rome at a graduate level, we offer a program focusing on ancient Greek and Latin languages, and a critical knowledge of the works of ancient authors in their original languages.

For students planning to enter professional roles after the BA, we offer a program of humanities courses, which includes: history, mythology, philosophy, and art history. In either stream, students are invited to enroll in courses in archaeology.

Hands-on learning:

  • Archaeological students are regularly required to participate in field school overseas
  • International experience connected with the Classics programs is available through short term travel to Rome, Italy, Greece and Turkey on UNB’s Travel Study Program
  • A select group of students to travel to Greece to study modern Greek language and to participate in archaeological digs
  • Volunteer with the New Brunswick Chapter of the Archaeological Institute of America
  • Find community in the Classics Society

Skills you will acquire:

  • Read, analyze, organize research, and communicate findings across a multitude of areas—literary, philosophical, historical, architectural
  • Expert understanding of the great ideas from antiquity, which built the foundation of Western culture
  • Knowledge of the individual leaders and great thinkers in areas of continuing interest in our time (e.g., politics, philosophy, art, drama, historiography)

For more information, visit the Department of Classics and Ancient History's website.

Admission Requirements

For admission requirements, select "Arts" in our admission requirements tool.

Sample Courses

  • ARCH 1323: Discovering Archaeology
  • CLAS 3413: Tragic Theatre if Greece and Rome
  • CLAS 3043: Ancient History: The Roman Empire
  • CLAS 3473: Introduction to Modern Greek Literature

Careers

  • Researcher (Government, Arts, NGOs)
  • Student support services
  • Policy Analyst
  • Cultural Resource Management
  • Technical Writing