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Bachelor of Classical Studies

A single three year undergraduate degree offered by the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

BCLASSS
  • Length 3 year full-time
  • Minimum 144 Units
Admission requirements
  • Field of Education
    • Language and Literature not el
  • Length 3 year full-time
  • Minimum 144 Units
Admission requirements
  • Field of Education
    • Language and Literature not el

Delve into the classical world of Greece and Rome through a variety of disciplines at Australia’s leading university.

You will study broadly across the field of classical antiquity, defined as the Greco-Roman world from the Aegean Bronze Age (3rd millennium BC) to the transition from late antiquity to the early medieval period (500 AD).

Our program ensures that you gain an understanding of the whole period, plus a focus of your choosing and at least one of the classical languages. This flexible program also gives you access to other disciplines such as archaeology or art history.

You will be encouraged to take part in an overseas study course in Italy, Greece or Turkey. You will experience the classical world and visit archaeological sites and key museums, all as part of an approved course counting towards your degree.

Career Options

Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.

The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates may find work in teaching, research, historical societies, translation, the public service, trade, tourism, museums and many other exciting fields.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of a Bachelor of Classical Studies, graduates will be able to:

  1. identify key components of Greek and Roman antiquity;
  2. critique and analyse major issues and controversies in Greek and Roman antiquity;
  3. distinguish between primary and secondary sources and critically evaluate them;
  4. demonstrate a working knowledge of either Ancient Greek or Latin language and familiarity with some key examples of literature in that language.

Admission Requirements

Admission to all programs is on a competitive basis. Admission to undergraduate degrees is based on meeting the ATAR requirement or an equivalent rank derived from the following qualifications:

• An Australian year 12 qualification or international equivalent; OR
• A completed Associate Diploma, Associate Degree, AQF Diploma, Diploma, AQF Advanced Diploma, Graduate Certificate or international equivalent; OR
• At least one standard full-time year (1.0 FTE) in a single program of degree level study at an Australian higher education institution or international equivalent; OR
• An approved tertiary preparation course unless subsequent study is undertaken.

Click HERE for further information about domestic admission.

More information about ATAR requirements for individual programs can be found HERE.

The table below is a guide to the entry level required for domestic applicants. Exact entry level will be set at time of offer.

Domestic applicant entry requirements

Queensland Band equivalents are a guide only - selection is made on a UAI equivalent that is not available to students.

International applicant entry requirements

International applicants may view further information on admissions requirements at Entry Requirements for International Undergraduate Applicants

The University reserves the right to alter or discontinue its programs as required.

ATAR:
80
QLD Band:
10
International Baccalaureate:
28

Adjustment Factors

The National Access Scheme 2014

ANU offers bonus points for nationally strategic senior secondary subjects, and in recognition of difficult circumstances that students face in their studies. 

Bonus points are applied to all applicants with an ATAR at or above 70. Points are awarded in accordance with the approved schedule, and no more than 10 points (maximum 5 academic points and maximum 5 equity points) will be awarded.

Bonus points do not apply to programs with an ATAR cutoff of 98 or higher.

Bonus Points are only awarded to domestic applicants applying for admission through UAC who have not previously attempted tertiary study.

How to apply

Academic Bonus Points: senior secondary students do not need to apply for ANU academic bonus points. They are automatically added in accordance with the schedule.

Educational Access Scheme: senior secondary students do not need to apply if their school is part of the Priority School Funding Program or Country Areas Program. All other applicants should refer to http://www.uac.edu.au/eas/  for more information.

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees

Annual indicative fee for international students
$32,640.00

Scholarships

ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.

Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

Program Requirements

 

The Bachelor of Classical Studies requires completion of 144 units, of which:

A maximum of 60 units may come from completion of 1000-level courses

The 144 units must include:

48 units from the completion of one of the following majors:

Ancient History

Ancient Greek

Latin

24 units from the completion of one of the following minors, which must be in a different discipline to the major:

Ancient History

Ancient Greek

Latin

24 units from completion of courses from the following:

Ancient History major

Ancient Greek major

Latin major

ARCH1111 Archaeology: Finding treasure and history

ARCH1112 From Origins to Civilizations

ARCH2037 Post-Roman Archaeology of Britain: Arthur and the Anglo Saxons

48 units from completion of elective courses offered by ANU

Honours

For information about honours, please see Bachelor of Classical Studies (Honours)

Majors

Minors

Elective Study

Once you have met the program requirements of your degree, you may have enough electives to complete an additional elective majorminor or specialisation.

Study Options

Year 1 48 units Major 1000 level Course 6 units Minor 1000 level Course 6 units Classical Studies Course 6 units Elective Course 6 units
Major 1000 level Course 6 units Minor 1000 level Course 6 units Classical Studies Course 6 units Elective Course 6 units
Year 2 48 units Major 2000 level Course 6 units Minor 2000 level Course 6 units Classical Studies Course 6 units Elective Course 6 units
Major 2000/3000 level Course 6 units Minor 2000 level Course 6 units Classical Studies Course 6 units Elective Course 6 units
Year 3 48 units Major 2000/3000 level Course 6 units Major 2000/3000 level Course 6 units Elective Course 6 units Elective Course 6 units
Major 2000/3000 level Course 6 units Major 2000/3000 level Course 6 units Elective Course 6 units Elective Course 6 units

Single degree

Three years full time (144 units) - four courses per semester (24 units)
A maximum of 60 units of 1000 level courses
Either an Ancient History or an Ancient Greek or a Latin major (48 units)
A minor from either Ancient History or Ancient Greek or Latin (24 units) which cannot be the same subject area as the major
And 4 courses from the following subject areas (24 units)
•    ANCH - Ancient History
•    CLAS - Classics
•    GREK - Ancient Greek
•    LATN - Latin
•    ARCH1111 - Archaeology:  Finding treasure and history
•    ARCH1112 - From Origins to Civilizations
•    ARCH2037 - Post-Roman Archaeology of Britain:  Arthur and the Anglo Saxons
•    ARTH2038 - Byzantine Commonwealth
•    ARTH2053 - Greek Art and Architecture
•    ARCH2054 - Roman art and Architecture
•    DRAM1006 - Introduction to the Western Theatrical Tradition
•    DRAM2014 - Experience of Theatre III - Greek, Roman and Medieval Theatre
Electives (48 units) from across the ANU

Double degree

This degree requires 96 units
A maximum of 36 units of 1000 level courses
Either an Ancient History or an Ancient Greek or a Latin major (48 units)
A minor from either Ancient History or Ancient Greek or Latin (24 units) which cannot be the same subject area as the major
And 4 courses from the following subject areas (24 units)
•    ANCH - Ancient History
•    CLAS - Classics
•    GREK - Ancient Greek
•    LATN - Latin
•    ARCH1111 - Archaeology:  Finding treasure and history
•    ARCH1112 - From Origins to Civilizations
•    ARCH2037 - Post-Roman Archaeology of Britain:  Arthur and the Anglo Saxons
•    ARTH2038 - Byzantine Commonwealth
•    ARTH2053 - Greek Art and Architecture
•    ARCH2054 - Roman art and Architecture
•    DRAM1006 - Introduction to the Western Theatrical Tradition
•    DRAM2014 - Experience of Theatre III - Greek, Roman and Medieval Theatre

About this degree

Single degree
In a Bachelor of Classical Studies degree program you will study a total of 144 units. Typically you will take 4 courses per semester (total of 24 units) as a full time student giving you a total of 24 (6-unit) courses across your whole degree.
You'll need to take one major (8 courses) from either Ancient History, Ancient Greek or Latin, one minor from either Ancient History or Ancient Greek or Latin (24 units) which cannot be the same subject area as the major (4 courses), and four courses from across the listed designated areas and courses (4 courses). You'll also get to choose eight electives from courses right across ANU. You can use these electives to try a range of courses or to take a major or minor in a non-Arts subject.

Double degree
In a Bachelor of Classical Studies degree program you will study a total of 96 units. Typically you will take 4 courses per semester (total of 24 units) as a full time student giving you a total of 16 courses across your whole degree. However, for each semester you are likely to take 2 courses from your Bachelor of Classical Studies degree and then 2 courses from the other half of your double degree – still a total of 4 courses a semester.
You'll need to take one major (8 courses) from either Ancient History, Ancient Greek or Latin, one minor from either Ancient History or Ancient Greek or Latin (24 units) which cannot be the same subject area as the major (4 courses), and four courses from across the listed designated areas and courses (4 courses).

Enrolment Status

While it's possible to enrol in fewer courses per semester, which is called studying part-time, it will take you longer to finish your program and get your degree. If you are an international student you must always be full-time.
•    A course (usually 6 units) can only be counted towards one major or minor.
•    You need to enrol in courses for both First Semester and Second Semester.
•    You can’t study more than four courses (24 units) per semester, eight for the year.
•    You need to enrol in courses for your chosen major
•    You need to enrol in courses for your chosen minor
You may take 1000-level courses later in your program. But remember you can’t count more than ten 1000-level courses (60 units) towards your single degree or six 1000-level courses (36 units) towards your Bachelor of Classical Studies half of the double degree.

Important things to keep in mind when choosing your 1000-level courses

When you enrol for the first time you will study ‘1000-level’ courses. These courses have ‘1’ as the first number in their course code, such as ARTS1234.

Majors and Minors

See available majors and minors for this program

You need to enrol in the following 1000-level courses from your chosen major.
Either two courses (12 units toward your Ancient History major.  These are:
•    ANCH1013 – Ancient Athens: Democracy and Empire (Semester 1
•    ANCH1014 – Rome: Republic to Empire (Semester 2)
Or Two courses (12 units) toward your Ancient Greek major.  These are:
•    CLAS1001 – Traditional Grammar (Semester 1)
•    GREK1102 – Continuing Greek (Semester 2)
Or Two courses (12 units) toward your Latin major. These are:
•    CLAS1001 – Traditional Grammar (Semester 1)
•    LATN1102 – Continuing Latin (Semester 2)

How do I choose 1000-level courses for my minor?
There are three minors to choose from: Ancient History, Ancient Greek and Latin. You need to choose one, which is different from your major. The first year courses are the same as those for the major.

Electives

Single Degree
While you only need to enrol in courses for one major, one minor and four area courses (from the designated list), you can use your electives to enrol in 1000-level courses for other Arts majors or minors. That way you keep your options open. Once you've selected courses for the major, the minor and a course from one of the designated areas listed, you should choose electives to make up the balance of your courses.


Study Options

Bachelor of Classical Studies - Single Degree

This is a typical study pattern for the first year of a student undertaking a Bachelor of Classical Studies with a Major and A minor.

Study Options

Year 1 48 units Major 1000 level Course 6 units Minor 1000 level Course 6 units Arts elective 1000 level Course 6 units Elective 1000 level Course 6 units
Major 1000 level Course 6 units Minor 1000 level Course 6 units Arts elective 1000 level Course 6 units Elective 1000 level Course 6 units

Bachelor of Classical Studies - Double Degree

Study Options

Year 1 48 units Major 100 level Course 6 units Minor 1000 level Course 6 units Degree B 6 units Degree B 6 units
Major 100 level Course 6 units Minor 1000 level Course 6 units Degree B 6 units Degree B 6 units

Do you want to talk to someone before enrolling?

Contact students.CASS@anu.edu.au

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