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Classics Majors

Lower Division Curriculum for the Bachelor of Arts in the following majors:
  • Classical Civilizations Major
  • Classics Major
  • Greek Major
  • Latin Major

Beginning Fall 2013, LMU will introduce a new set of University Core requirements.  Transfer students who begin their studies at LMU before Fall 2015 may continue to follow the former University Core pattern listed below.  Transfer students entering LMU as of Fall 2015 will be required to follow the new Core requirements.  Transfer information for the new Core will be posted soon.

University Core Requirements for pre-Fall 2015 transfer students
The Classics and Archaeology Department recommends that students take the following course in fulfillment of the University Core requirement in Western Civilizations:

LMU COURSE SANTA MONICA COLLEGE COURSE Core Requirement Fulfilled
HIST 100: Western Traditions to 1500 HIST 1: History of Western Civilization I History: Western Civilizations
LMU SANTA MONICA COLLEGE

Please consult the University Core requirements for a complete list of core requirements for the Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts.


Lower Division Major Requirements
  • Students following the lower division curriculum for the major in Classical Civilizations take 9 semester hours in classical literature in translation at LMU.
  • Students following the lower division curriculum for the major in Classics take 9 semester hours in Classical Greek and 9 semester hours in Latin.
  • Students following the lower division curriculum for the major in Greek take 9 semester hours of Classical Greek grammar sufficient to attain a level of proficiency that allows the student to translate unedited passages of poetry and prose.
  • Students following the lower division curriculum for the major in Latin take 9 semester hours of Latin grammar sufficient to attain a level of proficiency that allows the student to translate unedited passages of poetry and prose.