Program Information

School: Mount Allison University
Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Degree: Bachelor
Field of Study: Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology
Description: Classical Studies is concerned primarily with the cultures of Greece and Rome and their contributions to Western civilization. It is unique among modern academic disciplines in the breadth of its approach to its subject. Classics is a field in which the specialist must be simultaneously linguist, literary critic, anthropologist, sociologist, and historian, not only of politics, but also of religion and art. The cultures of Greece and Rome are fascinating and important in themselves, but seen in the context of their legacy the very special value that we attach to them comes to light. For many elements of our own culture – its language and literature, its social and political patterns, and its ideals – are deeply rooted in the experience and achievement of Greece and Rome.

The Department of Classics at Mount Allison offers the opportunity to study these ancient cultures through courses in history, mythology, art, archaeology, language, and literature. The history and literature of Greece and Rome can be approached either in the original languages or through courses using English translation. The study of ancient literature in translation makes it possible to gain an acquaintance with the thought and literary art of antiquity without studying Greek and Latin. But those deeply interested in the subject should bear in mind the importance of the languages themselves; the direct experience of the ancients through study of Greek and Latin, in order to be fruitful, should begin as early as possible in the university career.

URL: Classics at Mount Allison University
Course Based: Yes
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $8,295
International: $17,600

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 65

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 

Five academic grade 12-level subjects, a combination of U and M courses. University preparatory English is required and it is strongly recommended that university preparatory courses in the Humanities, Mathematics, Sciences and the Social Sciences be completed.