Greek

College of Arts and Sciences

Classics concerns itself with the languages and cultures of the ancient Greeks and Romans, whose civilizations had a central role in shaping the basic conceptual categories of our present cultural, intellectual, professional and civic lives. Study of Ancient Greek and Latin and the cultures of ancient Greece and Rome fosters broad and deeply informed critical perspectives on the human experience and develops excellent analytical, problem-solving and communication skills. The BA in Greek allows students to develop advanced expertise in the language, literature and culture of ancient Greece. Graduates of this degree pursue careers in a variety of fields such as law, education, nonprofit, health care and business.

Major category: Open

Minor available

Topic: Arts

Applicant type

Freshman

Freshmen can apply to the UW to begin autumn quarter or winter quarter (U.S. applicants only)

Greek is an open major. You may declare this major at any time after enrolling at the UW as long as you are in good academic standing. Visit the department website for more information

Read more about applying to the UW as a freshman, including details for programs that provide high school students with college credit (like Running Start).


Transfer

Preparation for the major is a factor in transfer admission. Use the information below to help you prepare for this degree

Department admission information

  • Departmental application deadline: Students in good academic standing may declare the major at any time, including on their application for admission to the UW.
  • Please contact the department for details about the application process.

Courses recommended for the major:

  • First & second year Latin and/or classical Greek
  • Classics in translation
  • Ancient history
  • Classical art
  • Classical archaeology
  • Ancient philosophy

Entering transfer information:

Total undergraduates: 1
Total from Washington community colleges: 0



Career outcomes