Program Information

School: University of Ottawa/Université d’Ottawa
Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Degree: Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study: History, General
Description: Classics, also referred to as Classical Studies, is the study of the classical world, that is ancient Greece and Rome. In its widest sense it encompasses the entire period of Greek and Roman antiquity from the Minoans and Mycenaeans of the Bronze Age to the end of the ancient world in the sixth and seventh centuries ad, although it often tends to centre on the high points of Greek and Roman civilization, the fifth and fourth centuries bc and the first centuries bc and ad respectively. In some undergraduate programmes it can also include courses on the ancient civilizations of the Near East, like Assyria and Mesopotamia, or of ancient Egypt before Alexander the Great, but the term ‘Classics’ does not normally include these. Because it involves the study of two entire civilizations, Classics is wide-ranging and multi-disciplinary, and virtually any area of human experience or thought can be studied. Almost anything modern can be found in some form in the ancient world (even robots, atomic theory, and science fiction), so in a way a Classics department is a mini-university in itself. As a result of this diversity, the offerings in a typical Classics department must be reduced to a few traditional areas, and ours is no different.
URL: Greek and Roman Studies at University of Ottawa/Université d’Ottawa
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $32,636
Careers: Historians

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 74

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

  •  Grade12 English 

Test Scores:

  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 86]